The Year My Voice Broke: restoration trailer

The Year My Voice Broke: restoration trailer

Danny (Noah Taylor) is a gawky 15-year-old, in love with his best friend, the beautiful and free-spirited Freya (Loene Carmen). They’re misfits in a country town in NSW in 1962. When Freya falls for football star Trevor (Ben Mendelsohn), Danny’s sexual longing turns to jealous confusion. As he tries to win her back, Danny uncovers a dark secret in the town’s past.

The NFSA has completed a digital restoration of The Year My Voice Broke. Made 30 years ago, the negative in a few places was already showing early signs of degrading, and if this preservation work had not been undertaken, sections may well have been irretrievably lost.

Writer-director John Duigan: 'Thanks to the care and meticulous attention to detail of the NFSA team, a definitive and very beautiful digital version of the film is now preserved. The work of film preservation is of incalculable value to our culture. Without it whole swathes of our film heritage, including classics from the relatively recent past, may, sooner than we think, be lost forever.'

The NFSA restoration of The Year My Voice Broke premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival.