Romulus, My Father is the directorial debut of actor Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Silence). It is part of the Special Presentations program.
ROMULUS, MY FATHER is based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir. It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is the tale of a boy trying to balance a universe described by his deeply moral father, against the experience of heartbreaking absence and neglect from a depressive mother. It is, ultimately, a story of impossible love that celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
The film has a great cast with Eric Bana and Franka Potente.