FRED Watch Episode 10: The Black Balloon (2008)


NeoClassics Films

Wayne introduces Phillip to another one of his favourite Australian films, the coming-of-age tale, The Black Balloon.

For Wayne, it is a beautiful domestic drama that champions the strength of family and challenges the notions of normality. For Phillip, the story’s themes hit close to home…

Listen to their review here:

Check out the trailer:

Starring: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson, Gemma Ward, Lloyd Allison-Young, Nathin Butler, Lisa Kowalski, Firass Dirani, Sarah Woods, Kieran Smith, Ryan Clark.

Director: Elissa Down | Producer: Tristram Miall | Writer: Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack | Music: Michael Yezerski | Cinematographer: Denson Baker | Editor: Veronika Jenet

Available: DVD

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