During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off a chain of events that irreversibly changes the lives of everyone involved. –IMDb
John Duigan, (born 19 June 1949 in Hampshire, England, UK) is an Australian film director. Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father. He is related to many Australian performers, being the brother of Virginia Duigan (wife of director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford.
Duigan has directed 23 films, including Romero, Lawn Dogs, The Parole Officer, Sirens, and Head in the Clouds. He intended his magnum opus to be The Danny Embling Trilogy, three films centered around the character Danny Embling, an artistic youth growing up in 1960s Australia whose life is influenced by the socially changing world around him and a series of doomed love affairs. The first two films in the series were the critically acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke, and Flirting, both of which won the Australian Film Institute awards for best picture the years they were released.
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Australian coming of age story set in a New South Wales small town in 1962. It's leads are a 15 year old Noah Taylor who's got a crush on a childhood friend of his but is in competition for her with the town jock played by Ben Mendelsohn. The cinematography is gorgeous and its wonderfully directed by Lawn Dogs director John Duigan.