Little Tornadoes is the second instalment in a loose triptych of films about the after-effects of war from director Aaron Wilson. Following the filmmaker’s Canopy – a well-received arthouse war drama set in World War II – this film shifts its focus to three decades later, finding the wreckage of wartime in a 1970s Australian town.
Co-written by Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Barracuda), this drama explores the cultural change of the ‘70s – immigration, protests and urbanisation – from the perspective of its damaged protagonist, Leo (Mark Leonard Winter). Leo’s attempts to adapt to a new world in the shadow of his own traumatic past encapsulates the challenges of a country coming to terms with its own identity after the Vietnam War.
“Little Tornadoes is a deeply personal film with a strong emotional pull.” FilmInk