n one of her most impressive, raw performances Nicole Kidman is Catherine, a wife and mother trying to adjust to a new life in a small outback town. No one knows them here, which was the attraction, but Catherine’s rebellious 15-year-old daughter Lily (Maddison Brown) is fast getting a reputation with the local boys. When Lily disappears into the night suspicions fall every which way, including on Catherine’s husband (Joseph Fiennes), and their already strained marriage buckles and cracks. Suspenseful and anguished, with breathtaking cinematography and a real sense of unease, Strangerland is a troubling, angry film about social hypocricy and female sexuality.
"Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying vulnerability and depth [Kidman] is engaging and heartbreaking." Keath Jones, The Film Stage
"Kidman is a force to be reckoned with… Harrowing, uncomfortable, yet staggeringly powerful." Andrew McArthur, Culture Fix
Kids are the future. They are also innately funny, and (some of them anyway) incredibly endearing. Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I Am Eleven weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age.
"Entracing." **** New York Daily News
“An inspiring and candid look at that magical moment between childhood and adolescence and a glimpse into the future.” Today
“A Fascinating and Must-See Documentary.“ Parenting Healthy