Noel Purdon, former recipient of the Pascall Prize for Film Criticism.

In the face of all the world’s heartlessness and the pitiless technology which would put human existence under surveillance and deny its will to live, Madeleine Blackwell and her crew have delivered a powerful response. Damage is a poetic film of deep emotions which travels through the night and the rain to find beauty and affinity, bound together by two magnificent performances from Ali Al Jenabi and Imelda Bourke. It is a timely work of global resonance which heralds the triumphant arrival of an important new auteur.