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The New Boy (2023)
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Warwick Thornton
Cate BlanchettAswan ReidDeborah Mailman
1h 56m
"The New Boy" is a 2023 history/drama film with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes, directed by Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton and produced by Cate Blanchett, Georgie Pym, Kath Shelper, and Andrew Upton. The movie tells the story of a nine-year-old aboriginal Australian orphan boy who arrives at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun. Reportedly inspired by Thornton's own upbringing as an Aboriginal child attending a Christian boarding school, the film revolves around a young Aboriginal boy with supernatural powers, juxtaposing Aboriginal spirituality with Christian doctrine. The film is praised for its ethereal allure, heavy religious imagery, and symbolism, with an emphasis on ravishing cinematic visuals, creating a dreamlike atmosphere.