I didn’t sleep till midday, here it is 10am and I’m up a showered. Hadn’t made it to the dressed part before I opened the mac… could be a bit of mistake there… but ah well.
I’m all full of a movie I didn’t have the energy to write about last night. It’s just been released in Australian cinemas and I highly recommend it if you get the chance to see it. It’s called Unfinished Sky, and is a remake of a Dutch movie called the Polish Bride. It’s not in wide release which is a real shame but as I’m lucky enough to live very near the Hayden Orpheum Kaff and I took the opportunity to go.
We weren’t disappointed.
This movie a love story with a bit of a thriller edge telling the story of a lonely Aussie farming widower who’s life is rather drastically altered when a battered Afghani woman arrives on his doorstep. The story of their individual broken histories unfolds as, through time, they begin to understand each other and in doing so an affection develops which gives them the potential of a shared future.
The story is cleverly told, the director doesn’t pander to the audience by using subtitles so the experience of watching really encourages an empathy with Bill McInnes’ (yum) character because you have no better clue what she’s saying than he does. The cinematography is beautiful and captures country Australia which is different than country NZ, to be sure, but echoes my history in some of the similar aspects of farm life and small town experience.
I’m no reviewer, as you can see, but I do recommend seeing it if you get the chance. It’s totally worth it. Here’s a bit of a taste.