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form y Unfinished Sky single work   film/TV   mystery  
Adaptation of De Poolse Bruid Kees van der Hulst 1998 single work film/TV
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'An illegal refugee and a reclusive farmer fall deeply in love, despite their resistance, recovering their faith in themselves and their trust in humanity.'

Source: New Holland Pictures website: http://www.newhollandpictures.com.au
Sighted: 02/08/2007

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Cinema up in the Air : Post-National Identities and Peter Duncan's Unfinished Sky Olivia Khoo , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 547–558)
'This paper examines Peter Duncan's film Unfinished Sky as an example of post-national Australian cinema. Addressing dominant frameworks in Australian film criticism that focus on the concept of the national, the paper argues that the 'national' has in fact been reconfigured in the cinema of the new millennium, placing it within a post-national or regional environment. In several recent Australian films there has been an increased engagement with the region, both in terms of the representation of regional areas outside Australia, such as Asia and the Middle East, as well as demonstrating a growing sense of openness to global influences and connections in remote or regional settings within the country. Addressing these various shifts, the paper questions how relevant is it to continue to define Australian cinema in terms of the 'national', as has long been dominant in Australian film scholarship, when aiming to take into account different races, ethnicities, and identities appearing on screen today. This is especially worth reconsidering since the demise of multiculturalism from the mid to late 1990s as an official cultural policy situated squarely within the framework of the national.' (Author's abstract)
'Modern' Cinematic Encounters : Border Crossing and Environmental Transformation in Some Recent Australian Films Anthony Lambert , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , 24 August vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 185-192)
'In Australia (and globally), refugees and 'the environment' are major sources of anxiety that define the experience of living in modern times. Contemporary social policy is then a representational technology that speaks to environmental and crosscultural transactions within 'modern' Australian cinematic texts. This article tracks the conversational contours between policy on climate change and border control in Australia and representations of self-other and self-environment relations in Australian film produced in the latter period of the Howard era (1996-2007). Films have frequently sought to mobilize a range of visions and understandings of both security and sustainability, and of the associated productions of policy, identity and space. Such exchanges necessitate critical scrutiny of the politicized cultural contexts that produce them - and an awareness of the normative reassertions that accompany these cinematic mediations of modern Australian experience.' (Author's abstract)
Crossing to the Other Side William McInnes , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2008; (p. 20)
The Top Dog of Drama Simon Weaving , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 2008; (p. 6-7)
Family Ties Marie-Christine Sourris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 25 May 2008; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Tranquil Facade Belies Pulsing Politics Jane Freebury , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
New Release Tom Ryan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 June 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
New Releases Stan James , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 June 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Monsters in All Their Disguises David Stratton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Beguiling Puzzle of the Heart Sandra Hall , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 June 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Untitled Rosalie Higson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 September 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Aussie Bloke's Exotic Love Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 20 June vol. 18 no. 12 2008;

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Meet This Odd Couple Lynden Barber , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2008; (p. 64)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Family Ties Marie-Christine Sourris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 25 May 2008; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Tranquil Facade Belies Pulsing Politics Jane Freebury , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
New Release Tom Ryan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 June 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
New Releases Stan James , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 June 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Monsters in All Their Disguises David Stratton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Beguiling Puzzle of the Heart Sandra Hall , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 June 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Untitled Rosalie Higson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 September 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Aussie Bloke's Exotic Love Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 20 June vol. 18 no. 12 2008;

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Meet This Odd Couple Lynden Barber , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2008; (p. 64)

— Review of Unfinished Sky Peter Duncan 2007 single work film/TV
Crossing to the Other Side William McInnes , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2008; (p. 20)
The Top Dog of Drama Simon Weaving , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 2008; (p. 6-7)
Australian Cinema up in the Air : Post-National Identities and Peter Duncan's Unfinished Sky Olivia Khoo , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 547–558)
'This paper examines Peter Duncan's film Unfinished Sky as an example of post-national Australian cinema. Addressing dominant frameworks in Australian film criticism that focus on the concept of the national, the paper argues that the 'national' has in fact been reconfigured in the cinema of the new millennium, placing it within a post-national or regional environment. In several recent Australian films there has been an increased engagement with the region, both in terms of the representation of regional areas outside Australia, such as Asia and the Middle East, as well as demonstrating a growing sense of openness to global influences and connections in remote or regional settings within the country. Addressing these various shifts, the paper questions how relevant is it to continue to define Australian cinema in terms of the 'national', as has long been dominant in Australian film scholarship, when aiming to take into account different races, ethnicities, and identities appearing on screen today. This is especially worth reconsidering since the demise of multiculturalism from the mid to late 1990s as an official cultural policy situated squarely within the framework of the national.' (Author's abstract)
'Modern' Cinematic Encounters : Border Crossing and Environmental Transformation in Some Recent Australian Films Anthony Lambert , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , 24 August vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 185-192)
'In Australia (and globally), refugees and 'the environment' are major sources of anxiety that define the experience of living in modern times. Contemporary social policy is then a representational technology that speaks to environmental and crosscultural transactions within 'modern' Australian cinematic texts. This article tracks the conversational contours between policy on climate change and border control in Australia and representations of self-other and self-environment relations in Australian film produced in the latter period of the Howard era (1996-2007). Films have frequently sought to mobilize a range of visions and understandings of both security and sustainability, and of the associated productions of policy, identity and space. Such exchanges necessitate critical scrutiny of the politicized cultural contexts that produce them - and an awareness of the normative reassertions that accompany these cinematic mediations of modern Australian experience.' (Author's abstract)
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