Oscars: Australia Selects ‘Buoyancy’ for International Feature Film Category

Rodd Rathjen’s human trafficking thriller filmed in the Thai and Khmer languages has won awards at the Berlin and Melbourne International Film Festivals

Australia has selected Buoyancy, the debut feature from writer-director Rodd Rathjen, as its contender for the 2020 Oscars in the international feature film category.

Inspired by real events, the brutal yet realistic thriller, shot almost entirely at sea, is the story of 14-year-old Cambodian Chakra who leaves home in search of a better life, but finds himself enslaved on a fishing trawler. 

Buoyancy is produced by Causeway Films’ Sam Jennings (Cargo) and Kristina Ceyton (The Nightingale, The Babadook), with Rita Walsh (I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story). 

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