Movie Review: Celeste


I always like to support Australian movies and sitting watching the stunning scenery in Celeste it’s not hard to do so.

Celeste (Rhada Mitchell) was once Australia’s most beloved opera singer. That was until she threw it all away to follow the man she loved to a crumbling property deep in the rainforests of far north Queensland. Given the scenery on film, why wouldn’t you?

Ten years after his tragic death, Celeste is ready to make one final return to the stage. Something her constant companion Grace (Nadine Garner) seems very pleased about.

Meanwhile having lost his job, her estranged stepson Jack (Thomas Cocquerel) returns to the family home. His return brings old issues to the surface, including secrets that drove the family apart. It’s not long before Celeste asks Jack for one last favour, and impossible favour.

As I finished my choc top I pondered:

  1. The languid soundtrack provided a perfect backdrop to the meditation on mental health and end of life. Will they release a sound track?
  2. From the outset the slow images reminded me of Picnic At Hanging Rock
  3. If Australia is looking for a new tourism ad they could do worse than look to this film. I for one felt more than a little tempted to look into ticket prices.

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7.0 Awesome
  • Movie 5
  • Scenery 9
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