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Wanted to watch this one all over again...immediately
What a wonderful life-affirming film. Happy, sad, so bloody real. Brilliant filming, animation and first class performances. It is good to be truly moved by a film without feeling like you have been manipulated, to see good acting without any 'star performances' overwhelming the whole thing, and to find yourself talking and thinking about it for days afterward with delight. This has re-ignited my belief in the strength of Australian filmmakers. I fervently hope that Sara (who gets a particularly moving performance from her husband in this movie), goes on to make more feature length movies. (Apparently her previous films have all been animated shorts). She has that great ability to tell a universal human story with an artists eye, through all those perfect little details of scenery, set, facial expression, props - all memorably enhanced by her unusual touch in using animation to convey thoughts and emotions. Go see it.
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