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MATCHING JACK

Australia, 2010 (MIFF 2010, Premiere Fund)

Director: Nadia Tass

Sometimes it takes a trauma to change things for the better.

An inner-urban Melbourne family is turned upside down when their young son Jack is diagnosed with leukemia, and his father's years of infidelity come to light. As the illness takes hold, a desperate mother searches for possible siblings from her husband's affairs - children who may hold the key to curing her son.

From filmmakers Nadia Tass and David Parker - the team that brought us Malcolm, The Big Steal and Amy - comes a story of love and pain, despair and hope. Matching Jack is a tale of real issues affecting families, and how humour and optimism guide a mother through her darkest hours.

Features James Nesbitt, Richard Roxburgh, Jacinda Barrett, Colin Friels, Yvonne Strahovski, Tom Russell and Kodi Smit McPhee.

D Nadia Tass P David Parker, Nadia Tass, Richard Keddie S Lynn Renew, David Parker Dist Twentieth Century Fox TD 35mm/2010

See also...

THE BIG STEAL

Australia, 1990
WHAT BETTER WAY to close the festival than with a sneak preview of a new Melbourne-produced comedy? Nadia Tass and David Parker follow Malcolm and Rikhj and Pete with The Big Steal, a wickedly funny … More »

STARK

Australia, 1993
You've read the book, now see the film. Pooling the talents of actor/writer Ben Elton (Young Ones, Blackadder) and director Nadia Tass (Malcolm, The Big Steal), this gloriously over-the-top productio… More »

AMY

Australia, 1998
With Amy, Nadia Tass demonstrates the breadth of her talent as both director and producer. The quirky comic elements of her previous successes, including Malcolm and The Big Steal, are retained in Am… More »

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