By Pedro Cooray
A wave of fire is incinerating the Earth, and there’s only 12 hours left before it hits Perth. The end of the world is coming, it’s brutal, It’s violent, everyone’s accepted it, and is deciding how to spend the- well, the name of the movie.
While the plot sags near the end, and the dialogue is inconsistent, what shines through in this film are the absolutely stellar performances from the entire cast, particularly Kathryn Beck as Vicky and 13-year-old Angourie Rice as Rose.
This is a marvellous example of Australian cinema. Please watch it, if just to help more like it get made.