Face to Face
Directed by Michael Rymer; screenplay by Michael Rymer,
based on a play by David Williamson;
starring Vince Colosimo, Luke Ford, Matthew Newton and Sigrid Thornton;
2011; 89 minutes.
This surprise success of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival and winner of 32 international prizes may well herald the emergence of a new film sub-genre: ‘The Law– Restorative Justice/ Community Conferencing Drama’. The title is none-too snappy but the genre would extend the ever popular ‘courtroom drama’ repertoire. Both share the dramatic pull of intense stories of human conflict told economically through stereotypes clashing in artificial and confined surroundings.