Walking on Water (2002)

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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.

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A gripping and mildly devastating viewing experience

Aug 22, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A beautifully written drama that crackles with dark humour.

Aug 15, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5

A genuinely moving and wisely unsentimental drama.

May 25, 2003 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is the kind of subject matter that could so easily have been fumbled by a lesser filmmaker, but Ayres makes the right choices at every turn.

Oct 1, 2002

Engaging by its economical focus and almost tangible reality, Walking on Water is an absorbing essay about the human condition.

Sep 23, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Walking on Water

Talk about boring. The film tried to show how realistic and sad things are after the death of a friend, but forgot to make us care about any of the people involved first. The result? We watch a bunch of moping idiots go to gay raves. The end.

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