Hounds of Love – exquisite craft at the gates of hell

In from day one, producer Melissa Kelly describes how Hounds of Love evolved and honoured its original vision. Will it stand the test of time?
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Image: The Hounds of Love.

In a sense, the cinema release of Hounds of Love in its home country is the last act in a long drama. The cliffhanger turns on the audience – will we accept such a ferocious piece of sustained tension made in our suburbs, separated only by time from our real lives? Will we see it as a psychodrama of codependent torturers as a resilient young woman opens up their weaknesses to save herself?

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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