West of Sunshine

West of Sunshine

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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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West of Sunshine | Reviews

85%20 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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The Age

The Age

A conventional but touching social-realist drama.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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West of Sunshine | Release Details

West of Sunshine is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Prime Video and Apple TV.