THE LIVES OF married couple Alice and Dave, as well as Alice’s sister Steph, are torn apart after a night out in a Cambodian resort leading to the mysterious disappearance of Steph’s boyfriend Jeremy.

WITH THE UNRAVELING of past events, we see their relationships suffer as they try to locate Jeremy and at the same time go on with their lives. The situation becomes unbearable when an affair between Dave and Steph on the night of the disappearance is revealed, and a state of complexity within the family occurs. Instead of the love and support needed to keep the faith and find the missing man, feelings of desperation, jealousy and paranoia surface.

»Wish You Were Here« is a title that perhaps more than referring to the film’s events, is a reference to the emotional states of the protagonists.

AFTER »ANIMAL KINGDOM« in 2010 and »Snowtown« in 2011 both screened at the Stockholm International Film Festival, Australia delivers yet another intense drama where the creeping darkness lasts throughout the film.

ADAM AKKAYA

Wish You Were Here poster
Title
Wish You Were Here
Director
Kieran Darcy-Smith
Country
Australia
Length
93 min
Festival
2012
Section
Competition
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2012
Cast
Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr, Otto Page, Isabelle Austin-Boyd, Valerie Bader, Pip Miller
Producer
Angie Fielder
Script
Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price
Music
Rosie Chase, Tim Rogers

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