"Winton is a one-man band of genius." - Los Angeles Times; "Funny, warm, real, heartbreaking and altogether masterly" - The Guardian (U.K.); "Stunning" - Western Mail (U.K.); "Infused with Winton's rich language" - The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).
Adapted by Tim Winton from his award-winning novel, this acclaimed Australian miniseries is gripping, poignant, and gorgeous. Set around Perth from 1943-63, it tells the story of two rural families, each scarred by catastrophe, who end up sharing a large, ramshackle house that shudders and groans with memories of its own.
The Lambs are hardworking, God-fearing, and devastated by a horrific accident. The Pickles are luckless and derelict, blown by the winds of fate and their own bad decisions. The families couldn't be more different, yet they find common ground beneath the same roof. Years pass and they stay together, shouting, brawling, laughing, loving, and enduring. Exquisitely filmed with an outstanding ensemble cast led by Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table), Cloudstreet is "a triumph" (The Australian). NOTE: Contains disturbing images and coarse language.
This coming Tuesday, September 4th
sees Acorn Media's 3-DVD release of Cloudstreet
. This six-episode set has Behind-the-Scenes Segments including "Adapting an Australian Classic," "Creating the World of Cloudstreet
," "From Novel to Script to Screen," "Creating the Magic," "Creating the Music," and more. Cost is $49.99 SRP, and here's a look at the box art:
Yesterday, when posting this story, there were a number of other news posts which were almost all about various shows produced in the U.K.; as a result I sort-of went on "autopilot" and said in the headline of this story that it was also a U.K. show; this was incorrect. My mistake was probably best described in a note we received from Andrew Mercado: "Tim Winton's Cloudstreet is not a UK production, it is an Australian production of an Australian novel, your headline is very very wrong. And I know because I work for the Audtralian network that commissioned it, Showcase
." Thanks, Andrew, for the heads-up; we regret any confusion caused by my error.