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Nicholas Verso, Toby Wallace, Mitzi Ruhlmann – Boys In The Trees #Venezia73

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Heavily influenced by memories of adolescent wanderings through the suburbs of Australia late at night, telling ghost stories and urban legends.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews director Nicholas Verso and actors Toby Wallace and Mitzi Ruhlmann, who talk about their film Boys In The Trees from the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

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BOYS IN THE TREES. It’s Halloween 1997—the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend. But on the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Nicholas Verso/Toby Wallace/Mitzi Ruhlmann
  • Interviewee role
    Directors and actors
  • Film title
    Boys In The Trees
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