The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.
Life at work becomes unbearable for Orna. Her boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances. Her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, and Orna ... See full summary »
If you're fascinated by classical piano, or indeed manipulative mothers, this is a must watch. Even if you're not, it has surprising resonance.
The Australian Geoffrey Tozer was a world-level pianist (no, seriously) who flickered out early, but resurged under the patronage of Australian PM Paul Keating. When it all goes pear shaped once again, the suspects are variously too much patronage, the mother's death, the agent's death, or the end of the affair.
Resisting the urge to turn all this into white-hats and black-hats, director Janine Hosking achieves something better, a compact and original doco about the ominous and unlikely places from which great art arises.
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