2019 TIFF Movie Review: DIRT MUSIC (Australia/UK 2019)

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The stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief in Gregor Jordan‘s adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Tim Winton.


Gregor Jordan


Jack Thorne (screenplay), Tim Winton (novel)

DIRT MUSIC is based on the acclaimed novel by Tim Wintin adapted to the screen and directed by Gregor Jordan.  It is a tale of three luckless people entangled in a relationship set in the backdrop of stunning Western Australian coast captured beautifully by cinematographer Sam Chiplin.  

Georgie, (Kelly Macdonald) stuck in a loveless relationship with legendary local fisherman Jim Buckridge (David Wenham) becomes enamoured with Lu (Garrett Hedlund), a young poacher who is encroaching on her tyrannical partner’s territory.  Georgie has an affair with Lu. But Lu takes off to the wild coast island while Georgie searches…

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