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The Royal Hotel (2023)



See-Saw Films

SELECTED FOR TIFF, SXSW SYDNEY, ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 — A thriller inspired by true events, the film follows Hanna (Julia Garner) and Liv (Jessica Henwick) who are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called ‘The Royal Hotel’ in a remote Outback mining town. Bar Owner Billy (Hugo Weaving) and a host of locals, including the charming Matty (Toby Wallace), give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but things turn nasty when their jokes and behaviour cross the line. Soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.

PRODUCER: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Liz Watts, Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR: Kitty Green

WRITER: Kitty Green, Oscar Redding