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Holy Smoke

Holy Smoke (Jane Campion, 1999) Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Tim Robertson, 115 min.

I'm glad we have a film about the tendency to rush off to India for instant enlightenment. This one also sends up Australian families (cf. e.g. The Castle). But the guts of it is Winslet v. Keitel in an encounter only Campion could have imagined (cf. In the Cut). (So it's three films in one, like Jindabyne. But simultaneously, rather than sequentially, as with Lion and Australia.)

Garry Gillard | New: 13 November, 2012 | Now: 20 October, 2020