Opal Dream Poster

Release Date: November 22nd, 2006

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007

PG|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Australians Rex Williamson (Vince Colosimo) and his family struggle to make ends meet in an opal-mining community in the Outback. Daughter Kellyanne (Sapphire Boyce) passes the time with her two imaginary friends, Pobby and Dingan. When the rest of the family grow tired of her obsession with her nonexistent buddies, Rex tells his daughter that Pobby and Dingan are lost in the mine. Bad times lie ahead for the family when Kellyanne reacts badly to the news.

Cast: Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie, Christian Byers, Sapphire Boyce, Peter Callan, Andy McPhee, Robert Menzies, Adam Morgan

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Genres: Family, Drama

Production Co: BBC, UK Film Council, South Australian Film Corporation

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film's sweetness derives primarily from the relationship between Ashmol and his unusual sister, and draws much of its richness from the unfamiliar and fascinating world of opal prospecting. show more

  • A fanciful wisp of a film that feels slight at times. It's based on the slender novella "Pobby and Dingan," by Ben Rice, who also co-wrote the screenplay. Yet it winds up making some keen observations on the power of imagination. show more

  • A heartwarming family fable that parents and kids can enjoy. show more

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