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While beachcombing, April discovers an injured man and claims him as her own. She must keep him a secret, and alive, in a makeshift community called Paradise. But Paradise is under threat and the other residents are slowly moving on. Fiercely protective of the broken man in her bed, April cannot leave, nor can she stay. For April there is nowhere to go but up. Directed by Niki Caro, and memorably shot by Simon Raby, Sure To Rise competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1994.


A Perspective by Owen Hughes 22.10.2008

Sure to Rise surfed the first wave of local shorts to break on international festivals. Kitchen Sink (Alison McLean) established the beachhead - in competition at Cannes in ...

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 graham hooper

graham hooper

niki caro's first movie joel tobeck way before "sons of anarchy " mainly silent ...great suspence.

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Festivals include:
1994 Cannes (in competition), 1994 Sao Paulo, 1994 Brisbane, 1994 New Zealand, 1994 Sitges, 1994 Chicago, 1994 Hof