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little fish

Australia (MIFF 2005, Australian Showcase)

Director: Rowan Woods

"I swim, I work, I sleep." - Tracy Heart How do you learn to love again when the pain of the past won't let you go' When you're 32 with a troubled history and a doubtful future, it's a question that isn't so easy to answer. And for Tracy Heart (Cate Blanchett) it's a question she can no longer ignore. After four years of treading water and redeeming herself in the eyes of her family, she has set herself the humble dream of owning her own business. But the unexpected return of her ex-boyfriend, Jonny (Dustin Nguyen), the criminal aspirations of her brother Ray (Martin Henderson) and the emotional draw of troubled family friend and ex-footy star Lionel (Hugo Weaving) creates friction for Tracy. Her dream soon becomes tangled with criminal boss Bradley 'The Jockey' Thompson (Sam Neill), with shattering consequences. As a result, Tracy's bond of trust with her mother, Janelle (Noni Hazlehurst), is tested and she has no option but to confront her fears in order to find happiness. [Little Fish] is a story about families, about lies and about learning to love again. The stellar cast includes Lisa McCune, Susie Porter and Joel Tobeck. Rowan Woods, Jacquelin Perske, Liz Watts, Vincent Sheehan, Hugo Weaving and Noni Hazlehurst will be attending the festival. -- D Rowan Woods P Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts, Richard Keddie S Jacqueline Perske WS Myriad TD 35mm/col/2005/113mins Rowan Woods was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1959. His films include [The Boys] (1998), [Do or Die] (2001). [Little Fish] screens courtesy of Icon Film Distribution

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