Spear

Spear

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Feature film debut from acclaimed choreographer Stephen Page. Page brings Bangarra Dance Theatre's original dance work Spear to the screen - follows a young Aboriginal man (Hunter Page-Lochard) who travels from the outback to the streets of Sydney on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. More

"Despite the fragmentation of indigenous cultures, it is in the complex interconnection between places that Djali (Page-Lochard) will ultimately discover his own power - a power linking past, present, and future... The film's surfeit of beauty does not prevent it from portraying some of the harsher realities of contemporary Aboriginal life. This alchemical combination of imaginative, technical, and social energies results in one of the most affecting and spiritually resonant films of the year." (Toronto International Film Festival)

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2015Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language85 minsAustralia
DramaFestival & Independent

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Spear | Reviews

Variety

Variety

A unique experience in urgent storytelling...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A weird, wonderful milestone... an exhilirating cinematic debut.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

What proves abstract and even somewhat challenging in isolation evolves to form a thriving mass both intricately complex and breathtakingly compelling.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A striking but very challenging collision of film and modern dance.

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Spear | Release Details

Spear is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.