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Alex van Warmerdam
Pete & Jerry are cousins living in Sydney's Western Suburbs, where life consists of drinking, getting stoned, getting in fights and hanging out. But things change forever when Pete and Jerry both fall in love with the same girl.
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This is the first film to be funded by the Australian Film Commission's IndiVision Project Lab. See more »
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I am and always have been a huge fan of our films and this South Australian production that my wife and I just watched in Fremantle added another superb example to this wonderful collection. Without stretching the metaphor too tightly, I would compare our films like Oyster Farmer, Danny Deckchair, Peaches and others to name only a few, to the difference between a French wine to an Argentine wine or any wine from another country. They are all different but to judge one superior to another is a fool's game. The Caterpillar Wish was as superb an Australian film as I have seen: the acting by all the principals was perfect; the direction by Sciberras was masterful and the cinematography by Fraser completed the beauty of the film.
As I have commented in the past, I am particularly moved by the images of a film; I am particularly sensitive to the visuals on the screen and in that sense, a director's shot selection and the cinematography for those shots constitute another major acting role in a film. Diane and I were impressed with the remarkable visuals in Caterpillar Wish because Sciberras used big closeups throughout the film and that shot technique matched well the drama of the script as well as the seaside location of much of the film.
If you think that Diane and I loved this film, you would be right. The visuals of the location, the casting of the characters, their acting, the direction and the cinematography all contributed to an unforgettable film. If you like our film genre then you owe it to yourself to see this excellent film.
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