Afternoon sun washes over the town of Stanley and the awe-inspiring geological formation known as The Nut, in this image from @mark_hicks77. Arguably Tasmania’s most picturesquely located town, Stanley is located on a narrow peninsula in @tasmaniasnorthwest. This quaint and historic town is the latest Tasmanian location to star on global cinema screens with the release of the romantic period-drama ‘The Light Between Oceans’. Starring Hollywood royalty Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, as well as Australian big-screen icons Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film follows the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea, only to eventually discover her true parentage. The streets of Stanley were transformed during filming, standing in for the fictitious coastal town of Partageuse for the movie, which is based on the best-selling novel The Light Between Oceans by Australian author M.L. Stedman. It’s a beautiful film adaptation of an equally beautiful book, with a beautiful Tassie town joining an outstanding cast. We’re oh so proud! The Light Between Oceans opens in Australian cinemas on 3 November. (Our advice: take a box of tissues. You’re going to need them!) Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Mark.
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