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A Family Unclassified 18+

Language: Ukrainian with English subtitles
Genre: Drama Themes: Absurdist Satire
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Deadpan to its core, A Family is an offbeat comedy that ventures into the home of a lonely man who hires actors to play his parents, brother and sister.

The man knows what he wants in a family. He has scripts, props and a home in which to stage his domestic production. But he’s a demanding director, and eventually his actors rebel, and then quit. Inspired by the man’s methods, his fake sister and her real mother recruit the man into their family, where their phoney relationship might just end up becoming something more...

The feature-film debut from MIFF Accelerator Lab alumus director Jayden Stevens (short film Between Trees, MIFF 2014), A Family is one of the first MIFF Premiere Fund-supported films to be set and shot internationally (the other is Buoyancy, also screening in this year’s MIFF). Stevens and his Australian team filmed in Ukraine, with a Ukrainian cast, producing an Australian film with a decidedly East European bent to its humour, a kind of low-key derangement that grows funnier as it gets weirder.


Read a Q&A with Jayden Stevens
Guests: Cléa Frost, Jayden Stevens

Tickets

6391
Thu 08 Aug 9:15 pm [6391]
A Family (93 mins)
Hoyts 3 Assisted ListeningAudio Description Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
4651
Tue 13 Aug 6:15 pm [4651]
A Family (93 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningAudio Description Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles OC
Past event
2730
Thu 15 Aug 1:30 pm [2730]
A Family (93 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
Jayden Stevens
Producers
Cléa Frost, Jayden Stevens, Olga Mykhalets, Thomas Swinburn
Screenwriters
Jayden Stevens, Thomas Swinburn
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Format
Digital

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