West of Sunshine, set in Melbourne’s west, makes its mark at Venice – Gippsland Times

West of Sunshine, set in Melbourne’s west, makes its mark at Venice exit Australian writer-director Jason Raftopoulos was overcome by the five-minute standing ovation that greeted his debut film West of Sunshine after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. “It was a completely overwhelming experience,” he said. “So much of filmmaking is conducted…