Reflections in the Dust

Screening as part of the Australian New Wave series presented by Bill Mousoulis. Three bold new Australian indie features from emerging filmmakers. Intro and Q&A with director (direct from Sydney) conducted by Cerise Howard (critic, Cinémathèque co-curator & teacher @ RMIT).

“Watching Sarah Houbolt in this film is simply a gift, and filmmakers – not just in Australia, but around the world – should take Luke Sullivan’s lead and continue to create roles of this depth, diversity and value for actors of this caliber.” – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

“This wholly confounding work shows that there are still some who are willing to push what the medium and its audience are capable of … it manages to leave an indelible impression on the mind’s eye.” – Cain Noble-Davies, Film Ink.

“It would be too easy to compare Reflections in the Dust to a Beckett play or a drama by Tarkovsky, but Sullivan’s docu-drama is unique.” – Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia.

“A potent statement, both as a genre work in line with the most ambitious this country has produced and, perhaps more importantly, a profound and timely social commentary.” – Simon Foster, Flicks.

“This film is a unique once in a lifetime masterpiece that will leave you in a sense of suspense throughout.” – Caroline Russo, Hush Hush Biz.

Synopsis: An unspoken event has caused civilisation to crumble, leaving the survivors to cluster in the wilderness. Among them is a blind girl who struggles to survive with her father – a tormented and emotionally abusive clown. There is no future anymore, so the past becomes their only resource for meaning.


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