Till Human Voices Wake Us
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
I read that the original Australian version split the stories of the teenagers and the adults into two halves of the same film instead of intercutting them, a wise decision. But this film is already riddled with curious flaws, like truly incorrect casting of the two leads and a muddled, contrary symbolism, and strangely, I think that's why I like it: Better to have a heartfelt failure than soulless perfection. The cinematic equivalent of a sigh, this gentle, patient film is to be enjoyed for its cinematography and setting, not its intrigue.