Set in 1928, Meredith is a 35 year-old unmarried woman who arrives at a remote lighthouse island with her uncle, the new head keeper.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Paul Bettany were previously attached to star. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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Solitary Lament
Music by Mary Finsterer and lyrics by Shirley Barrett
Performed by Nicole Thompson
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Quietly enjoyable.
3 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If you don't mind watching a film populated with flawed but easy to identify with characters, then I urge you to check out South Solitary. I enjoyed this film very much, particularly the performance of Miranda Otto as Meredith, as it would be very easy to find this character unlikeable if it had not been handled as beautifully and sympathetically as Miranda does. It was also interesting to see the inner workings of an operational light house from that period as I new very little of the life of a light house keeper going into the screening. The sound design is also brilliantly weaved throughout helping to add a lot of emotion within the probably smallish budget. I found South Solitary both wryly funny and human in just the right proportion and for the right audience it will be a pleasant surprise.


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