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Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 months ago and hasn't been seen since. Mother-daughter relations hit bottom when Rhia takes in Doyle, her father in-law, who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. Doyle turns Lou's initial hostility around with exciting tales of his South Seas adventures. But coursing deepest in his mind are fractured memories of Annie, his late wife. Before long, Doyle "sees" Annie in Lou and imagines he is courting her all over again.Written by
Palm Springs Internation Film Festival
Of Lily Bell Tindley, the actress who portrays the title character of Lou, producer Tony Ayres said: "Lily Bell-Tindley is a find. She is magnificent in this role and we're all very excited about her as an actor and this film as a vehicle to launch what we hope will be a great film career, if that is what Lily chooses to do." See more »
This should never have been made. Even with the great John Hurt, it's reported 3 & half million budget (which would need box office returns in the area of 10:1 to break even) is irrecoverable. Creating more burnt investors and distributors who'll hesitate to touch an Australian film yet again...
Grim little "slice of life" film that even manages to flatten the lush landscape of Murwullinbah. OK performances and a script that feels like it's been put through the funding body wringer - no surprises, predictable events and story arc etc.
Reviewed as "Worthy" - i.e kiss of death. Should have been on TV .
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