Director: IVAN SEN
Writer: IVAN SEN
Cast: DANNIELLE HALL, DAMIAN PITT
Duration: 90 Minutes
Lena, the fair-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother, leaves her isolated country town with the hope of finding her Irish father and a better life. Vaughn, an Aboriginal teenager doing time in a minimum security prison, breaks out in the hope of reaching his mother before she dies. Events throw the two together and they embark on a journey that brings them closer to their search for purpose and identity. Acclaimed as one of the most important debuts by any Australian film director, Ivan Sen uses the familiar road movie genre to create a film that is celebrated for its freshness and clarity of vision, exploring themes familiar in Australian cinema - the nature of identity and the potency of place.
‘Beneath Clouds is an extremely assured debut…. its slow-burn style (aided by Sen's evocative score) brings a potent emotional urgency to their journey. It’s the kind of film that stays with you long after it’s over.’ (The Age, Melbourne)