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Cloudstreet - Preview

Cloudstreet

Preview by Jack Foley

ONE of Australia’s most beloved novels, Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet is brought to life in a highly anticipated mini-series, available for the first time on DVD on February 27, 2012.

Set in and around Perth during the 1940 sand 1950s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families, the Lambs and the Pickles, who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start afresh.

Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the families share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together and provide common ground.

Cloudstreet features a strong ensemble cast including acclaimed New Zealand actress Kerry Fox (An Angel At My Table, Shallow Grave, Bright Star) who plays Oriel Lamb; Geoff Morrell (Grass Roots) as Lester Lamb; Todd Lasance (Home & Away) as Quick Lamb; and Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Underbelly: The Golden Mile) as Fish Lamb; Stephen Curry (The King) as Sam Pickles; Essie Davis (The Matrix Reloaded) as Dolly Pickles; Emma Booth (Clubland) as Rose Pickles.

Grand in scale and expertly realised, Cloudstreet captures the collective dramas of these plucky families with the same intensity as Winton’s much-revered book.

Directed by Matthew Saville (We Can Be Heroes), this adaptation of was written by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana; and produced by Greg Haddrick and Brenda Pam.

Win Cloudstreet on DVD

To celebrate the release of Cloudstreet on DVD on February 27 IndieLondon has teamed up with 4DVD to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the acclaimed noveyl upon which Cloudstreet is based?

Simply send the answer to Cloudstreet competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Cloudstreet is released on DVD on February 27, 2011.