That Eye, the Sky


Time Out says

Australian writer/director Ruane followed his first film, the sparkling black comedy Death in Brunswick, with this very different, mystical rites-of-passage chronicle. When his father is returned home in a coma after a car accident, 12-year-old Ort (Croft) places his faith in a charismatic stranger (Coyote) to effect a cure. But what role in the healing process has the weird light which the boy spots in the sky above the house? The emotional knots of a problem family are played against an unfussily supernatural background affecting all their lives. Hard to categorise, but ultimately haunting.


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

John Ruane
Jim Barton, John Ruane
Lisa Harrow
Peter Coyote
Jamie Croft
Amanda Dogue
Mark Fairall