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Suburban Encounters

Australia, 1989 (MIFF 1989)

Director: Jo Bell

Jesus Christ, suburban Melbourne and bum marks beside the Yarra River are related. Furthermore, we have been visited by Martians and there are some amongst us who will one day rise up, leading those who remain into that eternal heaven of extra-terrestrial bliss, from whence they need never return. Believe it or not? Melbourne is noted for many strange things and the characters who feature in this film just add to the list.

It is an odyssey into the para-normal and therefore self-deception, into anti-semitism and a bastard Christianity that has to be seen to be believed. - (MB)

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