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Satellite Boy

Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best mate Kalmain, to save his home. But the boys get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete has to remember some of the old bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. Finally Pete and Kalmain reach the city, they save the old cinema and return home as heroes…

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Eddie Cockrell - Variety
Eddie Cockrell - Variety
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Simpson's gorgeous lensing on previously restricted areas around the distinctive sandstone formations of the Bungle Bungle Range leads the first-rate tech contributions.
Sandra Hall - The Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall - The Sydney Morning Herald
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... as is this (film), which was shot by Geoffrey Simpson, one of Australian cinema's greats. He photographed Oscar and Lucinda and Romulus, My Father and he has a fine eye for the outback's pale greens, golds and ochres.
Peter Galvin
Peter Galvin
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McKenzie and cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson use space as the drama here. The film doesn't have much dialogue and it's not freighted with too much conventional melodrama. But each perfectly framed shot delivers a payload of emotion; we learn quickly about the characters simply by the way they relate to the landscape they inhabit.
Sarah Ward
Sarah Ward
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Dreamlike in it's evocation of the outback atmosphere amongst the picturesque Kimberly region, yet disquieting in the urgent tension of contemporary life, the feature proves the epitome of magical realism.
Employing the landscape as a dramatic character under the sumptuous guidance of director of photography Geoffrey Simpson (The Sessions) ...
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