A spirited 8-year-old girl deals with the grief of her mother's death by forging a bond with a wild emu. This spiritual dreaming is a bond she will do anything to keep, but one that puts her at odds with the new social worker.
Luc Moulin is a Belgian chess boxing champion. But that's all that can be said. In fact, there is only one person who believes in Luc: his son Kasper, who wants to be like his father. ... See full summary »
Deben Van Dam
A high school teacher has his faith tested as he reconnects with his dying friend. Faced with losing his job, he must find a way to get through to his students, reconnect with his past, and remember what really matters in life.
A modern girl moves to a new school and is bullied. She throws a page from her journal into a hollow tree, and a monk from medieval England receives it. They begin a correspondence through time to help each other.
Emu Runner is a lyrical story about the impact a mother's death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community, which is perched on an ancient river and surrounded by sprawling plains. The story is seen through the eyes of Gem, a spirited 8-year-old girl, who deals with the grief of her mother's death by forging a bond with a wild emu, a mythical bird of her ancestors. This spiritual dreaming is a bond she will do anything to keep, but one that puts her at odds with the new social worker.
The picture's production was primarily and predominantly financed by crowdfunding. See more »
A captivating Australian movie
Emu Runner is a beautiful movie with its heart absolutely in the right place. The writer/director has set the film in the real outback NSW town of Brewarrina and I read that many of the townspeople were involved in the making of it, having small parts etc. The father is played by actor/director Wayne Blair and he is terrific; you can see how much his family means to him. Many of the other actors are non-professional and do very well with their roles; some of the young ones have amazing presence. The story is of a bereaved young Aboriginal girl in a small town who finds solace in interacting with an emu. Her character and the depiction of the town, its people and landscape is captivating and I found the movie very enjoyable.
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