Blue: A Love Letter to the Ocean What makes this new Australian film so compelling?


If you were asked to write a love letter to the ocean, what would it say? Would it be one of celebration, of mutual affection and care? Or, if you were honest with yourself, would it more likely be one of remorse: a break-up letter – I loved you but I neglected you, and I’m sorry I treated you the way I did?

It’s this question that drives the new feature documentary from Sydney filmmaker Karina Holden. Blue is perhaps Holden’s own love letter to the ocean, addressed to us all, sparked by her distress at the mistreatment of the vast natural resource that covers