Rain could be an Antipodean companion piece to The Ice Storm, for the two films share quite a few things in common: an early 1970s setting, a literary source, an unsettled family, the confusing effects of the sexual revolution, particularly for women, a devastating death and - as the titles of both movies suggest - the malignant presence of the elements. Jeffe's debut feature (her short, Stroke, played in competition in Cannes in 1994) remains an extremely minor piece, since it also ...
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