DIRECTOR: MARTIN SIMPSON
AUSTRALIA / 2017
SUNDAY 10:00AM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 93 MINS
Winner Best Foreign Feature – London Independent Film Awards
Winner – Best Thriller – Los Angeles Film Awards
Indigo Lake, written and directed by Martin Simpson, is a Sydney-set neo-noir thriller in which celebrated artist Jack Zeffa is hired by gangster nightclub owner Bill Kazak to paint a portrait of his wife Ruby. As Jack paints Ruby a bond develops between them and as it deepens so do the jealous Bill’s suspicions, eventually over-flowing into domestic violence against Ruby. Facing death, the lovers develop a plan to kill the husband first by drugging him and driving him in his car into Indigo Lake. But murder is not as easy as it’s painted. In a gripping story of murderous adultery, the film explores the deeper theme of what an artist must sacrifice to make ‘real’ art.
Followed by a Q & A with director, Martin Simpson.