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Australia (MIFF 2010 , Premiere Fund)
Director: Nadia Tass
Sometimes it takes a trauma to change things for the better.
An inner-urban Melbourne family is turned upside down when their young son Jack is diagnosed with leukemia, and his father’s years of infidelity come to light. As the illness takes hold, a desperate mother searches for possible siblings from her husband’s affairs – children who may hold the key to curing her son.
From filmmakers Nadia Tass and David Parker – the team that brought us Malcolm, The Big Steal and Amy – comes a story of love and pain, despair and hope. Matching Jack is a tale of real issues affecting families, and how humour and optimism guide a mother through her darkest hours.
Features James Nesbitt, Richard Roxburgh, Jacinda Barrett, Colin Friels, Yvonne Strahovski, Tom Russell and Kodi Smit McPhee.
D Nadia Tass P David Parker, Nadia Tass, Richard Keddie S Lynn Renew, David Parker Dist Twentieth Century Fox TD 35mm/2010