FILM REVIEW: Santa Barbara Festival Winner 'Face to Face' Is Feisty, Engaging
The Australian indie -- which starts out as a simple case of a wild youth's violence but soon reveals a far deeper set of ills -- grabs the audience's attention at the outset and never lets up.
Everyone's dirty laundry gets raised up the flagpole in Face to Face, a bristling little Australian indie that lands its many punches with pungent power. Within the format of a community conference -- an Australian technique of airing differences with the hope that reconciliation can avoid official legal proceedings -- what seems like a simple case of a wild youth's violence fans out to expose a far deeper and comprehensive set of ills.
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