West of Sunshine

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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.

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  • In the modest but sneakily affecting Australian father-son drama "West of Sunshine," your sympathies for a problematic dad come and go in waves, sometimes within the span of a few seconds.

    Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • As epitaphs go, it's close to perfect.

    Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film realises Raftopoulos's desire to deliver a film that looks as if it's been distilled from reality but in this instance, naturalism isn't enough. The judicious injection of a sense of heightened drama could have made all the difference.

    Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A conventional but touching social-realist drama.

    Aug 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [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…

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