A Personal History of the Australian Surf

Basically a home movie in which theatre director Blakemore traces his graduation from Bondi Beach to National Theatre. Wryly subtitled 'the confessions of a straight poofter', it focuses on what seems to be Australia's national hang-up: dad's macho indoctrinations versus sonny's artistic leanings. Engaging enough, and mercifully (or sadly, depending on point of view) short on surfing spectacle.

By: TM

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Director: Michael Blakemore
Screenwriter: Michael Blakemore
Cast: Michael Blakemore
Leaf Nowland
Mathew Watkin
Daniel Matz
Michael Shearman