Arts & Entertainment


Australian films touted as ‘unique’ are usually just variations on very familiar themes. Although adapted from a Dutch film, Unfinished Sky is really one of the most original and compelling films to come out of the Australian film industry of late. William McInnes is wonderfully cast as a lonely farmer who discovers a strange, foreign woman on his property. The challenging role of the troubled Tahmeena is stunningly acted by Holland’s Monic Hendrickx. Slowly they draw out each other’s secrets, and those of the town around them, revealing complexities, similarities and fears. From Children of the Revolution director Peter Duncan, this film explores the politics of fear, the devastating consequences of ignorance and the redemptive qualities of trust and communication. (Talia Linz)