West of Sunshine (2017)



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A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he is forced by his ex-wife to look after their young son. As he grows increasingly desperate in his ways to pay back the debt, he is taken on a journey to confront his addiction and let go of his past.


Critic Reviews for West of Sunshine

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

[A] handsomely lensed slice of life ...

Sep 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Fatherhood gets an incisive examination in "West of Sunshine," the short, sharp and rewarding feature debut of Australian writer-director Jason Raftopoulos.

Sep 1, 2017 | Full Review…

As epitaphs go, it's close to perfect.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Unsurprising but engaging Aussie Dad down on his gambler's luck melodrama.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The endearing dynamic between the central father and son isn't enough to disguise the frailty of this material, as it lacks any continuity of suspense or the urgency necessary for hard-hitting stories like this.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

introduces a new filmmaking talent in Jason Raftopoulus who blends grit and tenderness into a disarmingly poignant package.

Sep 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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