Film review – Little Tornadoes (2021)

Little Tornadoes

Set in 1970s rural Australia, Little Tornadoes captures the inner turmoil of Leo (Mark Leonard Winter), a young metalworker who suddenly has to face raising his two young children by himself. Against the backdrop of the Vietnam war, the rise of the women’s liberation movement and the arrival of European immigrants into Australian country towns, Little Tornadoes is a compelling and subtle film about Australian men coping with trauma and the world changing around them. Directed with confidence by filmmaker Aaron Wilson, who shares the writing credits with acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas, the emotional power of Little Tornadoes is found in its moments of stillness and silence.

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