de Justin Kurzel


Justin Kurzel isn't afraid to delve deep into the depths of brutality. In Nitram, he does it again. Inspired by the Port Arthur massacre, he tells the story of Nitral, who lives at his parents' home, where he spends his time amidst loneliness and frustration. One day he meets Helen, who lives alone with her animals. Together, they build a life on the fringes of everything else. But when Helen tragically disappears, anger and loneliness take hold of young Nitram all over again. At that point, a long descent into hell begins for him.


Justin Kurzel

With an outstanding career as a theater set designer in Australia, Kurzel is also an advertising and music video director. Some of his films include Snowtown (2011); Macbeth, premiered in Sitges in 2015; and The True Story of the Kelly Gang (2019).

Technical information

Australia. 2021

112 min

DirectorJustin Kurzel

WriterShaun Grant

CinematographyGermain McMicking

EditorNick Fenton

WithCaleb Landry Jones, Judy David, Essie Davis

Edition: 2021
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English