Based on the global bestseller, Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.
When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and the pent-up rage of a terrified community.
Australia, 2020, 118 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Robert Connolly
“’The Dry’ is a powerfully effective quiet masterpiece; the best feature in Australian cinemas this year by far.”– Grant Watson, FICTION MACHINE
“Bana's weathered performance and striking work by DP Stefan Duscio ensure that this is a gripping-enough watch…”– Sarah Ward, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
“The barren earth surrounding a drought-stricken Aussie town provides fertile ground for mystery, suspense and punchy emotional drama in ‘The Dry’."– Richard Kulpers, VARIETY
“Bana's taut lead performance is an apt match for the film's haunted spirit.”– Stephen A. Russell, TIME OUT
“Director Robert Connolly's adaptation is a very gripping and polished film, commandingly performed and directed, with an airtight sense of tonal cohesiveness...”– Luke Buckmaster, GUARDIAN
“An engrossing, smartly written and nicely paced thriller on a low burn.”– Graeme Tuckett, STUFF.CO.NZ