Ruthven: A Poem of Life & Dettol

Australia, 1989 (MIFF 1989, Fiction)

Director: Bruce Myles

Ruthven Railway Station -11 miles and 12 tears from the hardly living heart of Melbourne, Princes Bridge,

The monotony and the loneliness of the Station Assistant's day turns into a sort of dream, a surrealistic kind of suburban fantasy world.

The gentle side of Barry Dickens' work, so often overshadowed by his rogueish persona, is perfectly captured in this day in the lifetime of a station master at the outer-suburban Ruthven station.

Just completed in time for the festival, another impressive production supported by Film Victoria's Independent Filmmakers Fund.


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