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Love in Bright Landscapes

(Rated M)

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“I’ve been thinking about this idea of being devoted to the idea of devotion”

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Overview

Love in Bright Landscapes reveals the tragic and triumphant life story of David McComb, the leading force behind great Australian band The Triffids. Through music, poetry, letters, and archival materials, alongside touching interviews from friends and family, a portrait of McComb’s short but incredibly passionate life is brought to screen. A charismatic figure with a blazingly bright talent for songwriting, McComb remains a towering figure in Australian music, loved by critics and legions of die-hard fans.

Official Selection
— Melbourne International Film Festival 2021
“An absorbing tribute of one of our most soulful lyricists”
— The Sydney Morning Herald
“Tender and very touching … it captures the charm, wit and complexity of a major artist”
— FilmInk

Why You Should See This Film

A touching and lovingly crafted tribute to the sensitive artist behind such hits as “Wide Open Road” and “Bury Me Deep in Love”, Love in Bright Landscapes uses David McComb’s music, writing and West Australian home turf to great effect. Comprehensive enough to satisfy longtime McComb devotees as well as newcomers, it’s a stellar Australian music documentary.

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  • Year: 2021
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Jonathan Alley
  • Duration: 101 minutes
  • Language: English
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