STRANGER­LAND ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM | SEVEN DAYS - TB

Di­rected by Kim Far­rant. Star­ring Ni­cole Kid­man, Joseph Fi­ennes, Hugo Weav­ing

A cou­ple (Kid­man and Fi­ennes) search for their kids in the Aus­tralian out­back. The themed ges­ture to­ward such An­tipodean clas­sics as Walk­a­bout and Pic­nic at

Hang­ing Rock. Un­hap­pily, Far­rant’s hand­some drama lacks the enigma of th­ese pic­tures, and equally re­fuses to con­geal into a sus­pense­ful thriller. Kid­man re­turns to the messed-up mourn­ing that she mined so well in Birth and Rab­bit Hole. Nicely shot, but in­sub­stan­tial. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 111 min

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