John Curran

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21 Apr 20143 stars

Blends the hallucinogenic beauty and horror of the desert

Australian cinema has frequently explored the lure of the outback, from 1970s classics like Picnic At Hanging Rock, Walkabout and the just re-released Wake In Fright to more recent films like The Proposition and Wolf Creek. Now, director John Curran…

The Painted Veil

23 Apr 20074 stars

This third screen adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s novel, here directed by John Curran (We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and scripted by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), very successfully opens out Maugham’s astutely written but rather claustrophobic romance.