Face To Face
Directed by Michael Rymer | AUSTRALIA | 2010 | 85min | (Q&A)
FACE TO FACE, written by Australian playwright David Williamson and adapted for the screen by Michael Rymer, is an independent feature film based on transcripts from actual conflict resolution sessions. Wayne, a young construction worker, rams into the back of his boss’s car in a fit of anger at being fired. Rather than going to court, he opts for a community conference to discuss the events that led to such a violent reaction. In the tradition of 12 ANGRY MEN, FACE TO FACE is an ensemble piece, focusing on ten very dissimilar Australians bound together by a complex pattern of relationships and shared histories. They come together to navigate a series of entanglements to help determine the fate of this troubled young man. Featuring an impressive cast of A-list Australian actors including Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton, Luke Ford and Matthew Newton, this film truly reveals the tangled webs we weave.