Little Fish
Filmfest 2006

To sink or to swim: that is the question. In LITTLE FISH Cate Blanchett does both. The great Australian actress sinks into the role Tracy Heart, a 32-year-old recovering drug addict who manages a video store in Cabramatta, a Sydney suburb nicknamed Little Saigon for its large Vietnamese population and known as the heroin capital of Australia. As in all her screen performances, Ms. Blanchett immerses herself completely in her character, a damaged, high-strung woman determined to live the straight life while surrounded by temptation... The film’s bleached-out color reflects its parched emotional atmosphere. The hyperrealistic screenplay sketches Tracy’s family relationships in an elliptical style that pointedly omits neat explanations in underlined sentences; you have to read between the lines. New York Times

tags: Feature film

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson, Dustin Nguyen

Credits

Director: Rowan Woods