Warp Films are crushing it in independent cinema right now. In addition to the UK company constantly churning out modern classics such as This is England, Kill List, Down Terrace and Berberian Sound Studio, its Australian division has produced Snowtown and 2013 Sundance-selected Shopping in quick succession. Now comes news that their third film, Partisan (also undoubtedly Sundance-bound) is moving forward, with hot-ticket thespian Oscar Isaac in the lead.
Partisan will be the feature debut of Australian director Ariel Kleiman, whose short film Deeper Than Yesterday - made as Ariel's graduate film at the Victorian College of the Arts - was one of the most impressive student shorts of the past decade.
With this casting announcement only a short synopsis was provided:
The story follows a vengeful man who brings up his children to attack the world that wronged him.
Oscar Isaac, who has impressed in key supporting roles in Drive, Balibo, Robin Hood and Body of Lies in recent years, is fast on the rise - and his turn at the title character in the next Coen Bros film Inside Llewyn Davis is hotly anticipated. If you're not familiar with his work, I'd especially recommend checking out Balibo, where Isaac played young resistance fighter José Ramos-Horta leading up to the Indonesian occupation of East Timor. Brilliant.
I've also included the trailer for Deeper Than Yesterday below.
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