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Christmas Presence

Australia, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Fiction)

Director: Glendon Whelan

The story of Alan (John Flaus), a man dying of cancer who makes a belated attempt to establish a relationship with his son Denis (Luke Elliot), abandoned twenty years earlier. Smart dialogue, powerfully emotional (but never histrionic) performances from Flaus and Elliot, production values and a script which is never sentimental ensure that this one hits home.

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