The Darkside

The Darkside

The Darkside

Writer/director Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) brings together a collection of sad, funny and absurd Aboriginal ghost tales from across Australia in this documentary. Honest, matter-of-fact first-hand accounts illuminate perspectives about the other side.

Thornton began the project with a national callout for indigenous ghost stories and narrowed down the 150 submissions to the 13 featured. They include a woman who claims to have been attacked by a ghost in her bed; a woman who, when meditating, saw a rainbow serpent and Aboriginal elders; a man who met a spirit through a firefly. The tales are told first-hand, accompanied by monologues performed by actors.

2013Rating: PG, Coarse language94 minsAustralia
Documentary

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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A case of overpromising and underdelivering.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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Intriguing but less than the sum of its parts.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An engaging curiosity from Australia.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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A case of overpromising and underdelivering.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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Intriguing but less than the sum of its parts.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An engaging curiosity from Australia.

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