Reviews / 27.10.2019

Australian cinema loves a good wedding. But, in a case of unfortunate timing, 2019 has already served up one gorgeously romantic trip down the aisle with Top End Wedding. By virtue of unavoidable comparison, writer/director Nick Conidi's debut feature film Promised can't quite match the finesse and style of its cinematic marital-themed compatriot. While the film is undoubtedly a passion project for Conidi and seeks to capture a fascinating moment in our history where tradition and revolution worked furiously against each other, Promised fails to fully explore the Australian immigrant...