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:: Face To Face

Based on the David Williamson play, Face To Face sees Wayne Travers (Luke Ford) made sits in front of a community conference as the events surrounding him deliberating running into the back of his boss, Greg Baldoni’s (Vince Colosimo) Jaguar. Chairing the conference is Jack (Matthew Newton), while also present is Greg’s wife, Claire (Sigrid Thornton), Wayne’s Mum Maureen (Lauren Clair), his best friend, Barry (Josh Saks), and colleagues Therese (Ra Chapman), Richard (Christopher Connelly), Julie (Laura Gordon) and Hakim (Robert Rabiah). As the meeting goes on we learn the events to led up to such anger as Wayne demands to have his job back.

You know that if you see a story penned by David Williamson you’re onto something special and, with a little help from screenwriter/director, Michael Rymer, Face To Face turns out to be a real gem. Apart from flashbacks most of the drama takes part in one room but so well written is the dialogue and characters that you never grow bored, and the tension can only be likened to what the audience felt when they saw Twelve Angry Men for the first time. With the typical Williamson twists and turns in the plot you want to keep watching as you just have to know how the film will end.

Luke Ford puts in an amazing performance that can only be described as sensational… this is character acting at its very best. Ford is well supported in his role as there isn't a weak performance to be seen.

Face To Face has deservedly won award after award at some of the world’s leading Film Festivals over the past eighteen months. With a terrific script and a brilliant ensemble cast this is one of the best films that Australia has ever made. An amazing film that lovers of good drama will relish.