The New Boy

Cinema: The New Boy

Director: Warwick Thornton; Starring: Cate Blanchett, Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman;
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History; Age: 12+; Time: 116 minutes

Set in 1940s Australia, “The New Boy” is the story of a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun, where his presence disturbs the delicately-balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.