Love Under the Glass

Like the dreamy teen of her debut feature Somersault, who makes a scrapbook collage of Mt. Fuji above a forest of girlie-magazine nudes, Cate Shortland has an eye for kooky detail. At her local café in Sydney's Bondi, a bowl of green marinated pears first captures her imagination, then a seaplane that seems to skim the nearby headland. "It's so low - it's amazing," the 36-year-old says with girlish wonder. "Must be going to land on the harbor." Then the firm hand of the director takes over. "I was wondering if we should move to the place next door," she suggests....

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