South Solitary

South Solitary

1920s-set Australian drama starring Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, In My Father's Den) as young woman stationed in a remote lighthouse.

"Meredith (Otto) and her officious, proper and demanding uncle (Barry Otto, Australia) are sent to the isolated lighthouse on remote and rugged South Solitary island shortly after World War I, to take over after the death of the former light keeper. The small supporting family living there, Harry (Rohan Nichol) and his steely wife (Essie Davis) with their three young children, provide little comfort, and the sullen, introverted junior keeper, Fleet (Kiwi Marton Csokas, Romulus, My Father), is the only other inhabitant. After a series of mishaps, Meredith is left alone with Fleet, a horse and Lucille the lamb ... and her demons. These two damaged people have to make an accommodation with the wild weather and themselves to try and survive." (Urban Cinefile)

Christchurch Press (Charlie Gates)

press

Superb period drama makes terrific use of its stark, wind-swept location