The Water Diviner (2015)
Friday 10th July 2015
Separated by war, a determined father goes the distance to find his sons when The Water Diviner arrives onto Blu-ray and DVD on 10th August 2015, courtesy of Entertainment One. Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) makes his directorial debut in The Water Diviner an epic and inspiring tale of one man's life-changing journey of discovery.
Crowe directed The Water Diviner from a screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios, who were also executive producers on the film. The film was produced by Andrew Mason, Keith Rodger and Troy Lum, alongside executive producers James Packer, Brett Ratner, Kerry Stokes, Tim Worner, Angus Ross and John Collee. The film's international ensemble cast also includes Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Ryan Corr, James Fraser, Ben O'Toole, Jacqueline McKenzie and Isabel Lucas.
The Water Diviner won three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture. The film also won in the categories of Best Supporting Actor (Erdogan) and Best Costume Design. It also received five additional nominations, for Best Lead Actor (Crowe), Best Supporting Actress (McKenzie), Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Editing.
Crowe stars in The Water Diviner as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919 goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier and single mother; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdogan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor's boys and who may be this father's only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth... and his own peace.
- The Making of The Water Diviner
- The Battle of Gallipoli