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Square One

Australia, 1995 (MIFF 1995, Fiction)

Director: Robert Herbert

From the makers of He & She, this cleverly-designed and shot film explores the end of a youth sub-culture, the eighties resurgence of the Mod scene. The viewer is left uneasy about which era the film is actually set in, which echoes the dilemma of those caught in a Scene that is already culturally anachronistic. How is the transition made from the glamour of a youthful cult, to the humdrum of day-to-day existence? Do old Mods die gracefully or not fade away... not fade away... not fade away...

Square One is about trying hard to fit in and belong, but to what,for how long and how much does it really matter in the long run?

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