‘Romulus My Father’ under the Arclights

Book is a work of pellucid but melancholy genius, about the making of a moral philosopher in rural Victorian suicidal family. Adaptation a real challenge. Financing easier with Arclight on board.
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“LOS ANGELES, CA, September 19, 2005 – Arclight Films has acquired the international sales rights to the motion picture adaptation of Raimond Gaita’s award-winning memoir, Romulus, My Father, it was announced today by Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films. Eric Bana, who will next be seen in Curtis Hanson’s Lucky You and Steven Spielberg’s Munich, has signed on for the lead role, with renowned Australian theatre director and actor Richard Roxburgh to direct

Romulus, My Father moves between comedy and tragedy as it tells the story of a young family setting out to make a new life in a very difficult and hostile country. At the heart of the film is the relationship between a young boy Raimond and his father Romulus, set against the profound tragedy of his mother Christina’s death. It is ultimately the story of the compassion, honesty and profound love of a father for his son.

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