StrangerlandCatherine and Matthew Parker are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. They are pleasant but keep to themselves, unwilling to get close to anyone. But their lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the mystery of their children';;s fate.
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Directors of "Strangerland"Kim Farrant
Creators of "Strangerland"Michael KinironsFiona Seres
Critic Reviews of "Strangerland"Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 14, 2015
Strangerland runs out of gas, leaving us with a couple of final "Forget You" (shall we say) moments. Thanks. Thanks for nothing.San Diego ReaderJuly 16, 2015
Director Kim Farrant goes for a feeling that's as harsh, unforgiving, and wild as the land she lets the camera linger on, and it's the right idea when handling the potential melodrama of the material.Globe and MailJuly 13, 2015
erie and unpredictable, Strangerland holds attention, even if traditional suspense tricks are avoided like they were dingos at the daycare.Entertainment WeeklyJuly 10, 2015
Kidman's best performances have often been as grieving moms (Dead Calm, The Others, Rabbit Hole) and here she provides the flaccid movie's sole flash of daring and unpredictability.RogerEbert.comJuly 10, 2015
Director Kim Farrant's debut feature is beautifully shot and offers some powerful, well-acted moments from a strong cast, but it's just relentlessly dreary.Detroit NewsJuly 10, 2015
It certainly provides Kidman with some meaty, twisted material. But the film abandons the viewer in the end, leaving the audience as lost as those kids.Movie TalkNovember 15, 2016
It's the parched Outback landscape, thrumming with beauty and menace, that leaves the biggest impression.RTÉ (Ireland)July 26, 2016
Secrets and lies is the name of the game, in other words, as this taut but sinister ensemble piece turns the screws in what is an intelligent, all-engrossing - and indeed Irish-produced - film.Film Ireland MagazineMay 12, 2016
A shift in focus from a potentially jittery thriller to a humdrum, psychological analysis of a dislocated family becomes the narrative driving force and given the rich backdrop, it appears a great opportunity has been severely missed.Irish TimesFebruary 23, 2016
She is as invigorated by her missing daughter's sexuality as her husband is terrified. It's an interesting enough subtext, but foregrounded, it's not enough to carry the muddled movie that ensues.Daily Express (UK)February 07, 2016
All the guilt, shame and anguish create a heady brew in an atmospheric but sometimes overwrought tale of a family in crisis.Radio TimesFebruary 04, 2016
While director Kim Farrant superbly captures the haunting, parched beauty of the Aussie interior in her debut feature, she stumbles when it comes to the emotional landscape, with the movie flickering uncertainly in tone.
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