|The film switches between present-day, drought-stricken Kiewarra, and the memories from Agent Falk’s childhood. A time when Kiewarra was filled with life and the river was filled with water! Despite looking so different, present-day Kiewarra is full of reminders and Aaron Falk can’t escape the traumatic events of his childhood. The constant flashbacks tell us a lot about not only Falk, but also the other characters and their evolution.
The mysteries of Ellie Deacon and the Hadler family run somewhat parallel to each other, which is a a device in both the book and film. As a viewer you become the detective, trying to work it all out as it’s unfolding.
When the credits started to roll, I could finally take a breath after being on edge for the entirety. Because of Eric Bana’s performance and the forever changing mystery, you couldn’t help but be completely immersed in the story.
If you haven’t been to the cinema in 2021, do yourself a favour and go along to this Australian film. The movie runs for 117 thrilling minutes.
I’m giving The Dry 4/5 stars.