Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts. Based on the award winning novel by Tim Winton.
Tim Winton's novel 'Cloudstreet' was first published in 1991 and has won three major literary awards, the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction, the West Australian Fiction Award and the Miles Franklin Award. See more »
Captivating translation of text to movie
I have really enjoyed the visual translation of this wonderful Tim Winton epic story.
The mixed fortune plot lines are are poignantly offset by an attention to detail and endearing characterisations. The folklorish details of the original novel are imaginatively presented with beautiful cinematography and a well balanced sense of timing with the narrators Australian accent another aspect of the drama.
I too was a little confused by the first episode but stuck with it an the story did reveal itself quite quickly into the second episode. I watched a version which was three episodes of about an hour and forty minutes each which was perfect for viewing on three almost consecutive domestics flights.
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