Thursday, May 31, 2012
WISH YOU WERE HERE
What a delight to see WISH YOU WERE HERE and to find it very entertaining, suspenseful and accomplished on every level. Congratulations in particular to Kieran Darcy-Smith for his first class screenplay and sure direction and to Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price for their terrific performances. WISH YOU WERE HERE is a film that all involved (including Screen NSW and Screen Australia) should be proud of. A few more films like this and our industry will be in good shape again. If the screenplay was enormously helped by its having been involved in the Aurora initiative I must revisit and review my somewhat jaundiced view of the efficacy of Aurora. WISH YOU WERE HERE is a good film by international standards and deserves to reach a large Australian audience. I hope that it survives in the cinemas long enough for word of mouth to spread. Again, congratulations to all involved.