West of Sunshine

West of Sunshine

West of Sunshine

A decent working-class father must pay a staggering debt – a symptom of his gambling addiction – by the end of the day in this Australian drama. It’s also school holidays, forcing his son to come along for the ride.

2017Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language78 minsAustralia
DramaFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Short, sharp and rewarding feature debut of Australian writer-director Jason Raftopoulos.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

West of Sunshine’s rough, down-at-heel Aussie vibe prompts one to set it alongside other recent bawlers and brawlers, such as Kriv Stenders’ Boxing Day or David Michod’s Animal Kingdom.

3.0
The Age

The Age

press

A conventional but touching social-realist drama.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film realises Raftopoulos's desire to deliver a film that looks as if it's been distilled from reality but in this instance, naturalism isn't enough. The judicious injection of a sense of heightened drama could have made all the difference.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Ample location shots, and the unaffected presence of star Damien Hill and his real-life stepson Tyler Perham, help build a sincere and resonant effort that finds relatable insights in its slight yet involving scenario.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Running to a lean 78 minutes, this road trip around the byways of Australia’s southern capital finally climaxes in a moment of symbolism that will surprise no one...

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...well written and well acted by all concerned...

Variety

Variety

press

Short, sharp and rewarding feature debut of Australian writer-director Jason Raftopoulos.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

West of Sunshine’s rough, down-at-heel Aussie vibe prompts one to set it alongside other recent bawlers and brawlers, such as Kriv Stenders’ Boxing Day or David Michod’s Animal Kingdom.

3.0
The Age

The Age

press

A conventional but touching social-realist drama.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film realises Raftopoulos's desire to deliver a film that looks as if it's been distilled from reality but in this instance, naturalism isn't enough. The judicious injection of a sense of heightened drama could have made all the difference.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Ample location shots, and the unaffected presence of star Damien Hill and his real-life stepson Tyler Perham, help build a sincere and resonant effort that finds relatable insights in its slight yet involving scenario.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Running to a lean 78 minutes, this road trip around the byways of Australia’s southern capital finally climaxes in a moment of symbolism that will surprise no one...

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...well written and well acted by all concerned...