Little Fish director Rowan Woods realises his tale of a Cabramatta family and friends isn’t an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. “It’s not an out-and-out simple commercial tale,” he smiles. “I’m not doing myself a service, am I?” He needn’t bother. With his cast including Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill, Martin Henderson, Noni Hazlehurst and Lisa McCune, there’s already a frisson of anticipation. Deservedly so. Weaving delivers one of the best performances of his career within a uniformly excellent ensemble and a testing story. “It’s a film about the pull of the past and the fact that whether you’re a rehabilitating heroin addict or an ageing rugby league footballer or even a criminal kingpin, you have to let go of the past in order to live the present,” Woods says. [More]