Aussie Indies: Dry Winter + Q&A
Our regular spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.
Jake (Andrew Phillips) and Kelly (Courtney Kelly), both in their early 20s, work at odd jobs to survive in their remote country town. The days feel like they’re on a loop – the pair see friends, party, race cars, ride bikes and take care of their dogs. But drought has made life tough in town, and Jake and Kelly must each decide what to do next and whether to move on.
Debut director Kyle Davis’ compelling drama was shot on South Australia’s breathtaking Eyre Peninsula and is rich with sensory detail.
Featuring a cast of non-professional actors, Dry Winter’s observational style beautifully captures both the hazy slowness of time when what lies ahead seems unclear – and the unexpected sharpness when clarity finally comes.
‘[A] wholly pure kind of movie that has at its core the kind of authenticity a more established filmmaker could only dream of attaining’ – Alliance of Women Film Journalists
‘Director Kyle Davis finds life in the lifeless town, breathing energy to Bridge McDonald’s keenly informed script’ – The Curb
Following the screening will be a special Q&A (via Zoom) with director Kyle Davis and producer Michael Harpas.
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