Reactions to Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon, one of the CFS Online films we showed before Christmas, received an appreciation score of 74.2 per cent.

Some of your comments:

  • A beautifully shot film, perfectly evoking the heat of ’76 with credible but flawed characters throughout, not least the burgeoning maturity of the boy at the core of the film.
  • A gripping film but with an ultimately upbeat ending!
  • I needed 2 viewings to really appreciate what I first thought was too slow a burn.
  • Bleak. Rather abrupt ending to the narrative. Visually compelling and excellent young actors.
  • A beautiful looking and well acted coming of age drama. Very good performances from all of the ‘kids’ involved.
  • Quite depressing but beautifully shot and really evocative of the heat of ’76.
  • It was ok but a bit unbelievable, I didn’t really engage with any of the characters.
  • Bit slow – rather too many dead chickens. But an interesting take on the rite of passage theme.
  • Good photography , slightly disjointed and unpleasant story.
  • Very long, slow start, then all rushed at the end.
  • I have mixed feelings. It seemed rather theatrical, almost possible to divide into acts & scenes. But also compressed; the emotional events happened too rapidly.