Friday, 7 March 2008
HOT: Noise, London Australian Film Festival at Barbican Centre
The Pit cinema at the Barbican was a fantastic cinema which reminded me of ACMI in Melbourne - plush wide seats and sloped stadium seating. Since moving to London I haven't really been keeping up with Australian news or seen Australian landscapes, so as I was watching this film, set in Melbourne, I experienced a strange feeling of familiarity yet distance. The film was not what I expecting at all - I thought it'd be a straight whodunnit (serial killer on train) but instead it was more of an exploration of the impact of the killings on various people, with no obvious conclusion. So it was gripping, but only because you weren't sure where the story was heading.