Head On (Ana Kokkinos, 1998) wr. Andrew Bovell, Ana Kokkinos, Mira Robertson from Christos Tsiolkas's novel Loaded, prod. Jane Scott; Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis; review by Mark Sinker, Sight and Sound, November 1999: 46; 104 min.
This made an impression: a second-generation Greek Australian is both bi-cultural and bi-sexual.
Driving the drama are ... fabulous performances, and wonderfully observed support characters, a strident, unselfconscious and natural design, marvellous music (enormously varied from Greek source music to original underscore) and a high octane-burning engine provided by Kokkinos' direction. Head On will redefine the way Australian films are perceived by the rest of the world. Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile.
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