The New Boy
Dir Warwick Thornton, Aus, 2023, 116 mins
Aswan Reid, Cate Blanchett, Deborah Mailman
An Aboriginal orphan boy arrives at a remote monastery run by a rebellious nun. His presence and his mysterious abilities unsettle everyone. With an astounding performance from Reid, transfixing cinematography and a haunting score, this is an engrossing, ambiguous study of spirituality, culture and colonisation.
Watchable and atmospheric GUARDIAN