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The role of Aus­tralian surf­ing pi­o­neers in the sport’s shift from fringe pas­time to global cul­ture dur­ing the 1970s gets a fic­tion­alised retelling in this lively Aussie ef­fort star­ring Myles Pol­lard, Sam Wor­thing­ton, Xavier Sa­muels, Robyn Mal­colm and Les­ley-Ann Brandt. (Cover story, Page 11.) They say: Early re­views from switched-on do­mes­tic crit­ics peg the movie, shot in West Aus­tralia, as a well-filmed, solid crowd­pleaser with the right bal­ance of nos­tal­gia and nar­ra­tive and enough Hol­ly­wood oomph to jus­tify the big-screen out­ing. Wesay: Am­bi­tious and en­er­getic, Drift, di­rected by Mor­gan O’Neil ( Solo) and Ben Nott, is a step for­ward for the one-step­for­ward-two-steps-back Aus­tralian film in­dus­try. Sup­port it! Run­ning time 113 min­utes. Har­bour Town, Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Nerang.

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