FILM REVIEW….. DISCLOSURE
GERALDINE HAKEWILL, MATILDA RIDGWAY,
MARK LEONARD WINTER & TOM WREN
Available to rent on Home Entertainment Platforms
From 15 September 2021
Parents viciously confront one another when a 4-year-old girl makes a serious allegation against a politician’s 9-year-old son.
Confronting drama that is well played out by four leads over disturbing allegations that leads to complex human behaviour to resolve issues.
Directed and written by Michael Bentham and with one location shoot in Dandenong Ranges, he has brought out the emotions of the actors and written a fairly well-oiled story that builds up to quite a climax.
There is politician Joel Chalmers (Tom Wren) who is secretly working on a project with journalist Danny Bowmen (Mark Leonard Winter). Joel’s wife Bek (Geraldine Hakewill) and Danny’s partner Emily (Matilda Ridgway) are outstanding in their roles in defence of their stories. The film develops more as each character is determined to protect themselves in what they believe.
The intensity of what comes from a visit that at first is to share that Chalmers is under credible threat as to his stance on refugees’. With a bodyguard on the visit with them, it then turns to the Bowmen’s who have accused the Chalmers’ nine-year-old son of abusing their four-year-old daughter. This has been brewing but and in reflection of what this can do to harm them comes out and thus this builds up to the game of making this right.
The film has been getting some great raps and sure is one to watch out for.