Australia’s first one-shot feature and one of the most impressive movies this country has made in years, dramatic crime-thriller Watch The Sunset uses a single, unbroken take to witness a man on the run from a dark past he can’t seem to escape. This powerful Australian film follows ex-bikie Danny Biaro (played with bravura by director Tristan Barr) as he tries to reunite his broken family, which has been torn apart by his devastating ice addiction. Like Animal Kingdom meets Elephant, Watch The Sunset dives head-first into a world fuelled by narcotics, violence and a brutal fight for redemption, with the visceral, tense and nerve-wracking effort unfolding in real time. More than just a gimmick, the film’s pacing adds to the tight knot of tension growing in your stomach, making for an emotionally raw, overwhelming intense and genuinely edge-of-your-seat experience that doesn’t let-up until the final credits roll.
Watch the Sunset | Dir. Tristan Barr & Michael Gosden | Drama | 82mins | Australia | 2016 | Sydney Premiere
“Watch The Sunset should be shown to every budding filmmaker about to embark on their first feature film as a guideline of how to make an impressive debut.”
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“A riveting experimental film that grips with immense power, a transfixing visual and auditory experience that will challenge you in remarkable ways… a jarringly effective piece of filmmaking.”
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