Cox’s Force of Destiny to premiere at MIFF

28 May, 2015 by Staff Writer

Paul Cox's Force of Destiny will have its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August.

David Wenham stars as Robert, a renowned sculptor diagnosed with cancer of the liver. While reeling from this news he meets Maya (Shahana Goswami), an Indian marine biologist who comes from a different world, a different reality.


Robert’s passion for Maya intensifies as he confronts the agony and ecstasy of finding the love that has evaded him his entire life, just as his body is about to be taken from him. New hope comes when he’s placed on the transplant waiting list.

The love story is all the more poignant for the veteran filmmaker Cox because of the influence of his own experiences; falling in love, living with cancer, and a life-saving liver transplant.

The cast includes Jacqueline McKenzie, Hannah Fredericksen, Seema Biswas, Mohan Agashe and Terry Norris.

Cinema Plus will release Force of Destiny in cinemas later this year. The producers are Mark Patterson, Maggie Miles and Baby Mathew Somatheeram.