WHO’S IN IT?

Naomi Watts (21 Grams), Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Leeanna Walsman (Manny Lewis), Lisa Hensley (Dating the Enemy), Griffin Murray-Johnston (film debut), Felix Cameron (film debut), Abe Clifford-Barr (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride), director; Harry Cripps (The Magic Pudding) and Shaun Grant (True History of the Kelly Gang), witers; Emma Cooper (Refugee Hunter 2018), Steve Hutensky (The Nightingale), Jodi Matterson (Not Suitable for Children), Bruna Papandrea (Warm Bodies) and Naomi Watts (The Painted Veil), producers; Marcelo Zarvos (Our Kind of Traitor), composer; Sam Chiplin (The Lines), cinematographer; Maria Papoutsis (Ride Like a Girl), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After a near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed, Sam Bloom (Watts), her husband Cameron (Lincoln), her mother Jan (Weaver) and their young boys struggle to cope with the situation. However, things start to look up for the family when they take in an injured Magpie chick that they name Penguin, which gives Sam the incentive she needs to live again…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Both a heart-warming family drama and a cute animal tale rolled into one, this Australian film – already a hit with critics – is just the uplifting story we need right now.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY 2021 (AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX)

 

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