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Look Both Ways

Sarah Watt, 2005


Meryl imagines disaster coming from every direction – train crashes, man-eating sharks, baby-eating killer whales … and then there’s Nick.

The most critically acclaimed Australian film of 2006, Look Both Ways is an innovative mix of animation and live action, set over a scorchingly hot weekend, when people dealing with unexpected events find their lives intersecting. Nick visits a doctor for a routine medical and is given a devastating diagnosis but has to wait until Monday for specialist advice. Meryl, returning from a funeral, has until Monday to finish her project or lose her job. Andy is thrown by his girlfriend's ultimatum and has to consider the news of her unplanned pregnancy. The convergence of their paths creates an intriguing picture; intimate, universal and uplifting. Look Both Ways is acclaimed animator Sarah Watt's debut film.