FILMS FROM THE UK, IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND
February 15-22, 2024
Hearts and Bones
This moving Australian drama takes us into the world of photojournalist Daniel Fisher (“The Matrix’s”Hugo Weaving), who suffers PTSD upon returning home from yet another war zone. The film explores his challenge adjusting to civilian life and family relationships, but the principal storyline focuses on his complicated, tangled friendship with a South Sudanese migrant fleeing a brutal past. Secrets are revealed nearly ending in devastation. Multiple subplots play out in unexpected ways. The closing sequence– a heartbreaking montage of actual refugee crisis photos–recalls the courage and suffering of immigrants who risk all to remake lives in new places.
Australia 2019 (111 minutes)
Sponsor: Australian Consulate General San Francisco