When outside feels a little gloomy- overcast skies and the snow in that in between stage, stubbornly clinging to the ground but dirtied after days underfoot, I think of Somersault. I haven't watched it for a good few years, but the bleak landscape and the Australian winter doesn't look all that different to the view from my window at the moment. It's the perfect film for watching on a winter's night in a big jumper and a pair of knickers, a warm beverage and a thoughtful mood. There's a certain calmness to the film which is very appealing in January. The low-key interiors stick in my mind; bedrooms unchanged since the 70s and Abbie Cornish is fantastic as the peculiar Heidi who roams around in simple knitwear and unkempt wavy hair. The soundtrack from Decoder Ring is beautifully peaceful and a perfect match to the stillness of the film.
Watch it for yourself here
Please note, I recommend you watch with as few other programs in use as possible to prevent your computer being too slow, though you probably didn't need me to tell you that!)