9 thoughts on “White Lies (2013)

  1. This looks so interesting. Adding to my watchlist now! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    1. I watched it last night. The film was excellent but I guessed what Rebecca’s secret was before it was revealed. But I still give it *****. The bigotry against the Maori was horrendous and reminded me of the plight of the Australian Aborigines.

      1. Hello! Just wanted to let you know that ‘Australian Aborigines’ is an outdated term. While of course individuals have their own preferences, it’s generally recommended that ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ or ‘First Peoples’ is used. More information here if you’re curious: http://www.narragunnawali.org.au/about/terminology-guide

  2. I saw this film a few years back and it struck me as an important and deeply disturbing take on race, but not from a North American perspective. The costumes and sets set the tone, The house and wardrobe seemed fashionable, but also slightly muted in their color tones for most of the film, as if to emphasize the lack of warmth in the home. Thanks for reminding me of how good it was.

    I’d also recommend RABBIT PROOF FENCE for more on historic race relations in Australia/New Zealand.

    1. Australia and New Zealand are completely separate countries therefore have entirely separate histories around race relations, since their respective colonial relationships were with the indigenous Aboriginal people in Australia and Polynesian settlers (Maori) in New Zealand. Please don’t talk about them as one country, it’s offensive.

  3. Oh my goodness! I watched this not long after reading this post, and I can def see why you couldn’t say much about the plot without giving the entire story away. Powerful, so powerful.

    Interesting intersection of religion and racism.

    And…considering what’s big in the news right now, brings up some fascinating questions about consent and bodily autonomy.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: