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Recent controversy over whether Australian cinema is a dead art, funding crisis and what you will is defiantly put to rest in Tom White which details the underbelly of a society Tom (Colin Friels) didn't know existed when an overworked draftsman who never really achieved everything he wanted in life runs away from his life to live on the street. Along the way he meets a variety of characters who change his outlook on life.
The film is certainly not perfect, but is beautifully shot and acted. Director Alkinos Tsilimidos has a unique way of shooting clichéd imagery - a wave rolling in to shore, for example. The acting is fairly uneven and the script often finds itself on the wrong side of lackluster, but the film has a distinctly Australian presence and Friels is fantastic as Tom White.
This film delivers an emotional punch and is overall quite pleasant and rewarding when seen alone on a rainy Sunday afternoon. 6/10.
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