Strange Colours

Strange Colours

Strange Colours

A young woman journeys to a remote town to see her estranged father in this Australian drama that made its debut at the Venice Film Festival.

"When Milena arrives to visit her sick dad Max it’s not just the physical terrain that’s unwelcoming. It’s been a long time since they’ve spoken and cranky old Max is in no mood for meaningful dialogue. As daylight fades, Milena meets Max’s mates, many of whom stopped by “for a few days” half a lifetime ago. The exception is Frank, a young miner Milena is drawn toward. Milena’s excursion into this strange world is a strikingly photographed and richly textured meditation on the human need to belong...somewhere." (Sydney Film Festival)

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language86 minsAustralia
Drama

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Strange Colours / Reviews

Flicks, Travis Johnson

Flicks, Travis Johnson

On receiving news that her estranged father (Daniel P. Jones) is dying, Milena (Kate Cheel) decamps to the opal mining town of Lightning Ridge to see him for what she assumes is going to be the very last time. There she finds a ramshackle, hyper-masculine hamlet populated with hard drinking lost souls, back bush philosophers, dreamers and derelicts, all here ostensibly to scratch in the dirt for a big strike – but really here because, at the end of the day, they have nowhere else to go.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Instead of making big statements or pretending she has opened a window to peer inside the human condition, Lodkina’s approach is modest, resolving to listen and contemplate.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

I failed to be transported.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...offers viewers a visually dazzling display of understated, enjoyable performances, and heady vistas.

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