Noah Taylor and Loene Carmen in The Year My Voice Broke
Stills photographer Robert McFarlane captured this image on the set of The Year My Voice Broke (John Duigan, Australia, 1987).
Set in 1962 the film is a sensitive coming-of-age tale that follows Danny Embling (Noah Taylor) and his friend Freya Olson (Loene Carmen), as they navigate the heartache, confusion and challenges of adolescence in a small country town.
Director John Duigan remarked that 'adolescence is always a conjunction of the most massive degrees of change that an individual has to face'.
This is a pivotal moment in the film that both confirms the deep-seated trust that is fundamental to Danny and Freya's friendship and marks the end of their childhood as they are thrust into the confronting adult world of love, life and death.