“The Dry” is one of my favorite films this year so far.  It reads like a great novel which is not surprising since this one’s based on Jane Harper’s novel of the same name.  And Eric Bana has never been this good in a while as a federal agent who must return to his hometown for the funeral of his friend.  But what follows next is a murder mystery that is at once simple and complex.  Helping him is one of his childhood friends, Gretchen, played by Genevieve O’Reilly.

I spoke with O’Reilly about the making of the film, shooting during the drought, and why there is both romanticism and fear among the characters.

“The Dry” from co-writer and director Robert Connolly opens in select theaters and on-demand on May 21.   Click here for more info.