Yesterday I was very lucky to attend the cast and crew screening of a new film – Arenafilm‘s production of Raimond Gaita’s autobiographical book Romulus, My Father, starring Eric Bana and Franka Potente, who were both terrific. Marton Csokas was particularly good as the loyal and enigmatic Hora. Thanks very much to producer Robert Connolly for the invite.
It was probably the first time I’ve been to the cinema at 9 am, but it was worth it. Director Richard Roxburgh joked that now, having completed his first feature as a director, he wants to apologise to all the directors he has previously worked with as an actor. The film beautifully realises the personality of young Raimond and the world he lives in.
This poster, designed for Cannes, is by Jeremy Saunders. It may not be the final version, but I like it. Eric Bana is known for being a motorbike enthusiast and he looks like a natural as Romulus on his bike. The film will not be released until May, so I have a long time to wait before being able to talk about it with other people.