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My Place

Australia, 1987 (MIFF 1990, Documentary)

Director: Manuela Alberti

My Place is a video 8 documentary exploring certain personalities around a discotheque-club in Maroochydore, Queensland, circa 1987. The treatment is naive, the film has the look and feel very much of a home movie while the off screen interviewer elicits strange familiarity from the subjects of the film.

The film's charm rests with the frank disclosure of its characters. The working class types aren't exploited and Melbourne/Gold Coast trendies are exposed.
- (JH)

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