Hearts and Bones

  • Australia
Audio Tracks 

Successful photojournalist Daniel (Hugo Weaving) has just returned from a mission, and is in the midst of preparing a book as well as an exhibition of his photographs from war zones. But he is still haunted by the trauma and anxiety of the events he experienced during his work. One day, he is contacted by South Sudanese refugee Sebastian who urges him not to exhibit pictures from the massacre of his village 15 years ago. He lost his first wife and children during the massacre but managed to escape. Now he has built a new life in a new country with a new woman who knows nothing about his trauma. This is a story about the unusual friendship of two men from different backgrounds, who despite the initial differences, find that they have much in common. The film touches on the important topics of immigration and the way refugees adapt to their new environments. At the same time, it is an impressive reflection from both points of view on the theme of a person’s responsibility for their decisions, whether during war or at other times. The film received a standing ovation after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019.

This film is not currently online :(

But no worries. There are more just like it in our new program.


  • Original Title
    Hearts and Bones
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Beatrix Christian, Ben Lawrence
  • Cast
    Hugo Weaving, Andrew Luri, Hayley McElhinney, Bolude Watson
  • Cinematography
    Hugh Miller
  • Editing
    Philip Horn
  • Runtime
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Australia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Sydney Film Festival 2019
    • Toronto International Film Festival 2019
    • Busan International Film Festival 2019
  • Awards
    • Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2019 - nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor
    • Australian Directors Guild Awards 2020 - nominated for Best Direction in a Feature Film

DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Sign up to receive regular updates on our film program:

By signing up for the newsletter, I hereby consent to receiving commercial communications by electronic means and to all relevant personal data processing required for the purpose of sending the Doc-Air Distribution s.r.o. newsletter. I hereby confirm that I have read and familiarized myself with the Principles of Personal Data Processing and that I consent to the text therein. I also hereby acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.

Poslat svému Junioru