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Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, SEPTEMBER is a character driven film about two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of a changing world. The film is about the boys trying to hold their friendship together in spite of the pressures imposed upon them by a turbulent social and political climate. Written by
A slower-paced film that revolves around two families - deals with race, friendship and what is right and wrong.
It was an unusual film to see at the festival just because I wasn't used to such a slower paced film.
I think in North America, we're so used to the plot being given to us blatantly that when a film like this comes along, it feels so foreign and so... different.
There are some moments in the film when I wanted the pace to quicken a little bit. It is like others have said a very character-driven movie.
It's not the worse movie I saw at the festival because at least it had a plot and something to say but I wouldn't say it was the best.
The director to me tries to make you fill in the gaps - like a book - rather than having everything said aloud. (There were a lot of silent moments... some of which were painfully long) Nevertheless, I still found it interesting to watch. Whether I would recommend it to someone, well, if you fancy something different from what you're used to North America (a slower-paced film) then go ahead and watch this film.
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