The Darkside

The Darkside

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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. More

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.

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2013Rating: PG, Coarse language94 minsAustralia
Documentary

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The Darkside | Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

A case of overpromising and underdelivering.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Intriguing but less than the sum of its parts.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An engaging curiosity from Australia.

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The Darkside | Release Details

The Darkside is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Beamafilm.