Summer Coda

Summer Coda
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Summer Coda
Australia, 2010, 104 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: USA
North American Premiere
Topics: Drama, Romance
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: English


First-time writer/director Richard Gray makes great use of the orange and grape-growing region of Mildura, in Australia’s county Victoria, as a gorgeously photographed backdrop to his nuanced romantic drama. Having grown up in Nevada after her Australian father abandoned the family, musician Heidi (the gifted Rachel Taylor) returns to her roots in order to attend her dad’s funeral. A little bit adrift in her home country and experiencing mixed feelings of grief and remorse about her late father, she meets local fruit grower Michael (Alex Dimitriades, known to North American audiences from his riveting performance in Ana Kokkinos’s Head On).

Against the lovingly photographed landscapes—which become characters in themselves—a quiet bond is forged and a burgeoning romance begins to unfold. Gray has done what is still a hard thing to find in most movies: he’s allowed his actors and the space they inhabit to determine the gentle flow of his narrative while giving his luscious images pride of place.

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DIRECTOR: Richard Gray
Producer: Richard Gray, I. Marc Goldenfein, John Finemore
Editor: Gary Woodyard
Screenwriter: Richard Gray
Cinematographer: Greg De Marigny
Principal Cast: Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades, Jacki Weaver, Nathan Phillips, Susie Porter, Angus Sampson
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Entertainment One -

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