Rowan Woods’ Little Fish has been dubbed “the most important film in a year that’s looking like a dramatic turnaround for Australian movies.” Kiwi actors Martin Henderson, Sam Neill and Joel Tobeck join Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Noni Hazlehurst in a powerhouse Australasian cast. Henderson in particular has earned rave reviews for his performance as crippled speed dealer Ray a far cry from his usual romantic lead or love interest roles. Sam Neill plays an underworld kingpin on the wane and Tobeck his sinister lieutenant. Those in the know can also spot a cameo by Bic Runga as a cabaret singer. Sunday: “[It’s] the characters of Little Fish you remember. The actors and their director have brought such veracity to them that the film has the complexity and unpredictability of real life.” Little Fish opened the Melbourne International Film Festival and will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.