Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways

Four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news in this ensemble drama that won writer-director Sarah Watt the Discovery Award at Toronto.

As the weekend looms, three troubled people are faced with potentially life-changing events. After her father's death, Meryl (Justine Clarke, Danny Deckchair) is forced to cut her bereavement short to focus on a deadline for work. Nick (William McInnes, Unfinished Sky), a reporter, awaits his cancer test results while his photographer Andy (Anthony Hayes, War Machine) is preoccupied with his girlfriend's unplanned pregnancy. When a train crashes near Meryl, Nick and Andy interview her - sparking a romance between Nick and the grieving woman.

Winner of the Discovery Award (Watt), 2005 Toronto International Film Festival
2005Rating: M, Mature themes100 minsAustralia
DramaMysteryRomanceFestival & Independent

Reviews & comments

Time Out

Time Out

press

While [director Sarah] Watt begins to offer an interesting study in paranoia, tinged with some good comic moments, her multi-stranded plot and last-minute recourse to romance ultimately lost the interest of this viewer.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sarah Watt's film follows a group of disparate and desperate characters over the course of one of the most depressing weekends in movie history.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

I watched the movie in a kind of fascination. It is poetic and unforgiving, romantic and stark.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Forging her own new path, animator Sarah Watt makes a delicate, empathetic live-action directorial feature debut.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A dreamy but tough ensemble indie that delivers its existential angst with a straight-up Aussie drawl.

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Lapses in judgement occasionally jar - like the habit of playing middle of the road ballads over key scenes - but the central romance is touching enough to lock us in while bringing out the moral of this story.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

While [director Sarah] Watt begins to offer an interesting study in paranoia, tinged with some good comic moments, her multi-stranded plot and last-minute recourse to romance ultimately lost the interest of this viewer.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sarah Watt's film follows a group of disparate and desperate characters over the course of one of the most depressing weekends in movie history.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

I watched the movie in a kind of fascination. It is poetic and unforgiving, romantic and stark.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Forging her own new path, animator Sarah Watt makes a delicate, empathetic live-action directorial feature debut.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A dreamy but tough ensemble indie that delivers its existential angst with a straight-up Aussie drawl.

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Lapses in judgement occasionally jar - like the habit of playing middle of the road ballads over key scenes - but the central romance is touching enough to lock us in while bringing out the moral of this story.

3.0

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