Aussie stars hit the World Premiere of powerful new film Don't Tell at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It's already being hailed as Australia's answer to Spotlight.
It follows a landmark child abuse case in Toowoomba, Qld, which became the catalyst for improved childcare safeguards. Based on lawyer Stephen Roche's book of the same name, the film is the true story of 22-year-old child abuse survivor Lyndal. She took on the Anglican Church and Toowoomba Prepatory School in 2001 after she was repeatedly sexually abused by her boarding house master as a student in 1990.
The film attracted an impressive Aussie cast, including Rachel Griffiths as a psychologist who counsels Lyndal (played by newcomer Sara West), along with Susie Porter and Martin Sacks as Lyndal's parents. Aden Young plays Stephen Roche, with Jack Thompson appearing as Lyndal's barrister, while Jacqueline McKenzie takes on the role of the barrister for the school and church.
Don't Tell is premiering on May 18 around the country.
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