Tomorrow, When the War Began

Based on the first of seven books by acclaimed Australian author, John Marsden, Tomorrow When The War Began is the story of seven teenagers who return from a week-long camping trip to find that Australia has been invaded by a foreign power. Banding together to fight gurellia-style agaist the enemy, this is not a typical heroic war movie – it is a terrifying situation where they must sometimes use little more than a knife or a belt to murder a soldier in cold blood. It’s a graphic tale of the violence, the blood, the fear, and the insanity of war. These kids are underdogs, they’re not going to win the war, they’re more likely to end up dead in a ditch than send the enemy retreating, but it’s their land, their parents and friends in prison camps. They give a damn and they’d rather die fighting than give up.

The Ever After

Ava and Thomas live–to outside eyes–the good life, complete with a child and a lovely home in Los Angeles, but something is lost. Ava has placed her acting career on hold to play the mother and good wife, while Thomas’ job as a fashion photographer puts him in dangerously tempting situations. When trauma strikes, they must confront their innermost vulnerabilities to recover their disintegrating marriage. [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]