THE CHANGEOVER — Sydney Film Festival Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

the changeover posterThere is an entire generation of people who grew up in Australia and New Zealand with the books of acclaimed award-winning children’s author Margaret Mahy. Many of her most successful novels in today’s parlance fit firmly within the YA category, although at the time she was writing her supernatural novels like The Haunting (1982) and The Changeover (1984), that was not a term popularly employed in that region especially. Recently making its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival after premiering in New Zealand last year and playing festivals in Asia and Europe, The Changeover is a Mahy adaptation well worth waiting for. Continue reading…

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