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Canopy (2014)

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Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through a dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, CANOPY is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity. Aaron Wilson's thrilling, breathtaking film marks the debut of an exciting new voice in Australian cinema.

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Aaron Wilson

Oct 20, 2014

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All Critics (10) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (3)

"Canopy" begins in stillness, ends in muteness, and in between seldom a word will be uttered. . . . All in all, the screenplay offers up two perfect roles for actors with poor memory recall.

August 13, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Theatre Wire

Writer/director Aaron Wilson has done many genuinely impressive things here with his largely wordless film. Through deft editing, very good cinematography and some superb sound design he creates a real sense of tension.

May 2, 2014 Full Review Source: 3AW

Canopy doesn't fully convey the horror and the isolation these men must have experienced. It's a conceptually bold film but not a fully achieved one.

May 2, 2014 Full Review Source: The Australian
The Australian

The plot is so perfunctory it's hard to gauge the intended meanings when the hero crosses paths with a Chinese counterpart (Mo Tzu-Yi), the only other significant character.

May 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Canopy succeeds on its own modest, limited terms.

April 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

Khan Chittenden and Mo Yzu-Yi are effective enough within the limitations placed on their characters

April 23, 2014 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

A concept film with strong similarities to ALL IS LOST (the recent lone sailor film starring Robert Redford), this low budget debut feature from Australian director Aaron Wilson is all lush jungle and eerie sound design.

April 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Screenwize
Screenwize

Although Canopy is far from the worst Australian film ever made, there will be few that will be as tedious.

April 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Impulse Gamer
Impulse Gamer

Writer/director Aaron Wilson tries to show with cinematic flourish how human nature can respond under stress - by a generosity of spirit and humanity

April 19, 2014 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Canopy is writer/director Aaron Wilson's first-person take on the sensory experience of being lost at war.

April 15, 2014 Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show
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