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A Love Song

Directed by Max Walker-Silverman
2022
USA
81 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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This achingly beautiful romantic drama centres on a widow waiting for an old flame to visit her lakeside campsite in Colorado. Sundance (Next), Berlinale (Panorama) 2022.
There’s something special about watching a superb lead performance from an actor who’s forever been cast in supporting roles. Such is the case here with Dale Dickey, who’s appeared in 130 productions including Winter’s Bone and Hell or High Water over the past 27 years. Dickey’s in every scene as Faye, a loner living off the grid. The visitor she’s waiting for is Lito (Wes Studi, also superb), the high school sweetheart she hasn’t seen for decades. The dialogue is sparse but the emotion is rich and deep as these widowed people engage in a slow and tender waltz of memory, longing and love. Max Walker-Silverman’s impressive debut is gorgeously filmed on 16mm and dotted with lovely shots of absurdist humour.
Both Dickey and Studi deliver deeply spiritual performances, harmonising their gazes and bodily moves in an achingly restrained dance, against nature's mystical grandeur.
Tomris Laffly, Harper’s Bazaar
It's uncommon to stumble upon a first-time director with a sensitivity to such feelings, but Walker-Silverman's clearly a romantic.
Peter Debruge, Variety
The intimacy between these characters is quietly soul-stirring.
Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter

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Wed 8 Jun
8:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Fri 10 Jun
7:45pm
Casula Powerhouse
Past Event Cancel
Mon 13 Jun
4:30pm
Ritz Randwick - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Wed 15 Jun
11:15am
State Theatre
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Program Strand
Features
Year
2022
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Max Walker-Silverman
Producer
Dan Janvey, Jesse Hope, Max Walker-Silverman
Cast
Dale Dickey, Benia K. Thomas, Wes Studi
Screenwriter
Max Walker-Silverman
Cinematographer
Alfonso Herrera Salcedo
Editor
Max Walker-Silverman, Affonso Gonçalves
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Seniors, Cinephile
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Sony Pictures
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