Film runs Fri, Aug 29 through Thu, Sep 4.
Aaron Wilson, 2013
Australia/Singapore | English, Japanese, and Mandarin | Format: DCP | 84 minutes
One week exclusive theatrical run opens August 29!
Director Aaron Wilson in person at 7:00pm screening (Q&A) and 9:00pm screening (intro) on Friday, August 29.
In war-torn Singapore of 1942, an Aussie fighter pilot (Khan Chittenden) is shot down and must battle for survival among the natural dangers of the jungle while avoiding the invading Japanese army. With virtually zero backstory for its hero, or much in the way of dialogue (not unlike Robert Redford’s man at sea in All Is Lost), the minimalist drama of Canopy is immediate and immersive, and a triumph of visual and aural storytelling. An auspicious debut from Australian writer/director Aaron Wilson that screened at Toronto and Rotterdam. A Monterey Media release.
Toronto International Film Festival, 2013
Busan International Film Festival, 2013
“A stripped-back and visceral war drama” —Megan Lehman, The Hollywood Reporter