‘Jungle’ the film is based on the true-life memoir by Yossi Ghinsberg: The story of a young man travelling the world (against his parent’s wishes) in the 1980s.
It’s a gut-churning tale of survival, shot here on the Gold Coast last year and starring Daniel Radcliffe. Rainforest scenes in the movie were filmed in the Gold Coast hinterland.
‘Jungle’ has its Queensland premiere, presented by Gold Coast Film Festival, Thursday 19 October at The Arts Centre Gold Coast with a post-film Q+A with the filmmaker.
The story goes like this. A young Yossi Ghinsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe, Swiss Army Man, Harry Potter) leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. For a year he journeys on the path well-travelled, but when he and two new fellow adventurers, Kevin Gale (Alex Russell, Unbroken) and Marcus Stamm (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door), meet the darkly charismatic Karl Ruchprecter (Thomas Kretschmann, Avengers: Age of Ultron), and follow him into the jungle, what begins as the realisation of a dream soon turns into a harrowing psychological test of faith and fortitude.
‘Jungle’ is a survival film that marches to the delirious beat of its own hallucinogenic drum, ‘Jungle’ bows inventively before the bad guy to end all bad guys: Mother Nature.
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The Queensland premiere takes place Thursday 19 October at 6.30pm at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Get tickets here, comfortable in the knowledge that $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Rainforest Trust Australia for rainforest conservation work here and in the Amazon.