"There is nothing more satisfying than getting people to laugh at something they feel they shouldn't be laughing at." – director Abe Forsythe
A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, Down Under is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious yet poignant story of ignorance, fear and kebab-cravings unfolds, and what was meant to be a retaliation mission turns into something neither side could have imagined.
Guaranteed to provoke debate, this sophomore feature from actor turned director Abe Forsythe is an unapologetic trip through the dark side of modern multiculturalism. While poking fun at the absurdity at the heart of an otherwise serious tragedy, Forsythe handles his material with sensitivity and poignant complexity. Featuring a strong ensemble cast spearheaded by Damon Herriman (100 Bloody Acres, MIFF 2012), Lincoln Younes (The Wedding Party, MIFF 2010) and Rahel Romahn (The Principal, MIFF 2015), this is the race riot comedy we had to have.
Please note: This is an open captioned screening of the film where captions will display on the screen to enable Deaf and hard of hearing audience members to access the film.
Cast member David Field will introduce the film (interpreted in Auslan).
06 Aug 2016
DOWN UNDER: CAPTIONED SCREENING (94 mins)
Kino Cinema 3
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