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The film's ambition occasionally gets the best of it.
The film's ambition occasionally gets the best of it. The collection begins with a stunning animated preface from director Marieka Walsh that establishes central motifs, including the sea, fishing and fire. The first story, Thornton's Big World, draws the viewer in with a story of boyhood friendship and regret that's as affecting as it is evocative. Like the best pieces here it succeeds by avoiding the precious, one-dimensional quality of so many short films; it trusts the audience enough to present a tantalising glimpse of a fully-formed dramatic world. Most episodes are strikingly open-ended; the same characters are played by different actors, often of different races, creating a dreamlike quality.
Festivals and awards:
Australian Film Institute — Won — Best Lead Actress, Best Lead Actor, Best Direction
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards — Won — Best Actor — Supporting Role, Best Actress — Supporting Role
Asia Pacific Screen Awards — Nomination — Best Film
Translation: Russian subtitles
Runtime: 1h 45min
15 мая 2014
Director: Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David W
Cast: Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Callan Mulvey, Miranda Otto, Harrison Gilbertson, Richard Roxburgh, Susie Porter and others