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'The Giver'

Published:Wednesday | August 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Jonas (Steven Holder) and The Giver (right). - Contributed

Genre: Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy

The haunting story of The Giver centres on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, even if colourless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past.

With this newfound power of knowledge, he realises that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all - a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

The Giver is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce, with screenplay by Michael Mitnick and Robert B Weide. Also starring are multiple Oscar winner Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes.