Tony McNamara's The Rage In Placid Lake is gathering critical plaudits in Australia.

The Australian film was the most popular feature at the recently wrapped 52nd Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and its script has just won both the adapted feature film category and the top prize at the Australian Writers Guild awards.

Distributor Palace has an August 28 release planned for the film, which writer/director Tony McNamara adapted from his own play The Café Latte Kid. International sales are handled by Moviehouse Entertainment.