"The most ambitious Yiddish movie of its day." - The Village Voice
“Chilling and harrowing, Jungle soars in strange and unexpected ways.” – Filmink
In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was Austrian expat Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned…
Adapting Ghinsberg’s acclaimed memoir, Aussie thriller auteur Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) takes takes us into the hot, humid and unpredictable depths of the Bolivian jungle. Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as Ghinsberg, this action-packed story of survival and self-discovery takes the audience on a tense and taut ride.
Be the first to see this stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery at this very special JIFF Program Launch event. Ticket price includes first glimpse of the extensive JIFF 2017 program, with exclusive early access to the coveted Festival Program Guide.
*In Sydney, real-life protagonist, Yossi Ghinsberg, will join for a very special Q&A following the screening.
Sydney | 7pm, Sat 23 September, Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction*
Melbourne | 4pm, Sun 24 September, Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
Canberra | 4:30pm, Sun 24 September, Dendy Cinemas, Canberra
Perth | 6:30pm, Sun 24 September, Greater Union, Morley