Sunday, February 1, 2009

Australia: Exploring Your Own Self

Australia - directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Brandon Walters - is, to be sure, a movie not to be missed. I simply loved the representative images of Australia. Who can resist them? ... The film wonderfully captures the spirit of the place - with its deep magic, racial and historic drama, spectacular scenery, all wrapped up in a beautiful story on family, love, inter-culture, faith...

My mom and I were impressed and enchanted all the same. The colours, the music, the real-life drama are simply spectacular!

Australia is, indeed, a magical place - very well marketed by the movie team in a very convincing way.

What does it mean "to drive"? Who is "a drover"? What is the limit between local culture and 'civilisation'? How does the native land revolte against all artificiality and human selfishness? Answers to all these questions, and more, are explored in a quest for doing justice to the Aborigines and understanding human interactivity from a more profound view.

In fact, all these questions transcend locality and refer further to us all, irrespective of the place we live in...For 2 hours and 40 min, this is a gripping experience that no one can regret. A really great project!

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