‘Downriver’

11953241_933085660098132_1081120644305067277_n-e1455487463158Powerful feature debut from director Greg Scicluna, Downriver is a tangled, tense thriller.

Spare dialogue, nuanced performances with a narrative as much about what is not (or cannot be) said, the film is a quiet, visually arresting tale of redemption as teenage James (a beautifully modulated performance by Reef Ireland (Summer Coda, Blessed)) returns to the scene of the crime that put him into juvenile prison.

An Australian film without the glories of Sydney Harbour, Queensland palm-fringed beaches or the red dust of the outback, the murky palette of the Victorian river ways adds to the mood of this quietly impressive drama.

Rating: 71%

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