Great news! BOXING DAY will have its World Premiere at Venice Film Festival competing in the Orizzonti Section. Produced by Luc Roeg’s Independent and the BFI, BOXING DAY is based on MASTER AND MAN by Leo Tolstoy and follows IVANS XTC and THE KREUTZER SONATA as the third film in a trilogy of modern day interpretations of Tolstoy stories directed by Bernard Rose. The film centres around struggling businessman Basil (Danny Huston) and his chauffeur, Nick (Matthew Jacobs), as they drive in to the heart of the mountains to pursue a make-or-break property deal. As night falls and the weather worsens, the men become trapped and face an uncertain fate. Director Bernard Rose says, “BOXING DAY follows the novella closely. Tolstoy’s title is allegorical - the Master is not who he thinks he is and the Man turns out to be plural.” Click here to follow the film on facebook.
"Standouts in the Lido's competitive, more cutting-edge Horizons section include "Boxing Day," a drama by U.K. helmer Bernard Rose; "Mr. Nice," about a limo driver and his passenger who get stuck in the Colorado mountains, starring Danny Huston." Variety 7/26/2012
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