Australian filmmaker Tony Ayres makes his feature-film debut with the psychological drama Walking on Water. Terminally ill Gavin (David Bonney) is nursed by his housemates Charlie (Vince Colosimo) and Anna (Maria Theodorakis). Gavin's mother, Margaret (Judi Farr), and brother Simon (Nathaniel Dean) come to stay at the house to say goodbye. After Gavin's death, the group turns to drinking, drugs, and various affairs. Anna starts seeing Simon, who is married to Kate (Anna Lise Phillips), while Charlie struggles with his relationship with Frank (Nicholas Bishop). Walking on Water won several award from the Australian Film Institute and won Best Feature Film at the Berlin Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
The story line is more depressing though the acting quite good. There is nothing new except one experiences the differences of Aussie culture in terms of friendship and closeness which is a lot more open. The most difficult part is really going to be the rural accent for most, but if you have been to AU, there is no problem. It is a moving mood piece with some physically attractive types..Americans in films are really getting ugly. Spain reigns for looks
and story lines.
Thank goodness Star Wars III came along and made
things balance in my mind. Regardless, of country, we have a AIDS person dying with local
Hospicee (GOD bless them) assistance. The patient is "shot" up with two massive doses of morphine and still doesn't die. For good measure let's suffocate him with a plastic bag.
This is with a bedroom full of people. A new twist on justice. Never let it be said a story can't die in it's youth. Except for a few remoreful flashbacks we go into a wild all out
sexual frenzy not seen since the Roman empire.
Thank goodness the cat was spared, we think :-)
Of course, the decesased was removed and he was spared also and we were spared a group getting into necrophilia. Australian's are a fantastic
group of people but I believe the Hospice of New South Wales, where I've lived, should take
flight with a law suit.