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Garrett Hedlund on Love, Life and Death in Gregor Jordan’s ‘Dirt Music’

Garrett Hedlund on Love, Life and Death in Gregor Jordan’s ‘Dirt Music’

Dirt Music” casts Kelly Macdonald as Georgie opposite Garrett Hedlund as Lu, in an Australia-set story of love, grief and, ultimately, hope. Macdonald is living with legendary local fisherman Jim Buckridge (David Wenham) and his kids in a small fishing town. Unfulfilled and lost, she meets Lu, an outsider, poacher and onetime musician who is wearing the scars of a terrible family tragedy. The film has its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

It seems that what initially feels like it could be a straightforward romantic drama becomes something more involved and nuanced as the film unfolds.

I felt it is somewhat of three films in one. The first act is witnessing this small-town Australian coastal life among these commercial fisherman. And then you are introduced to Lu, who is essentially living as this kind of ghost, and who is traumatically scarred by an accident that happened to him and his family.

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