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Beneath Clouds

Year: 2002, 90 mins
Code: BU-Beneath

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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport. To Lena, Vaughn represents the life she is running away from. To Vaughn, Lena embodies the society that has rejected him. And for a very short amount of time, they experience a rare true happiness together.

Cast:
Dannielle Hall - Lena
Damian Pitt - Vaughn
Jenna Lee Connors - Ty
Simon Swan - Jimmy
Mundurra Weldon - Liam
Athol French - Kevy
Judy Duncan - Jen
Kevin Pitt - Smiley
Arthur Dignam - Old Man

Winner Best Direction 2002 - Australian Film Institute
Winner Best Cinematography 2002 - Australian Film Institute
Winner First Movie Award 2002 - Berlin International Film Festival
Winner New Talent Award 2002 (Dannielle Hall) - Berlin International Film Festival

Nominations:
Best Film 2002 - Australian Film Institute
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2002 - Australian Film Institute
Best Original Music Score 2002 - Australian Film Institute
Best Original Screenplay 2002 - Australian Film Institute
Golden Berlin Bear 2002 - Berlin International Film Festival

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