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Return Home M

Language: English
Genre: Drama Themes: Restored
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Ben Mendelsohn plays a headstrong mechanic in this astutely observed snapshot of suburban Australia, starring opposite Dennis Coard (Predestination, MIFF 2014) and Frankie J Holden – the restored print of which world premieres at MIFF. 

When divorce beckons for Noel McKenzie, so does a change of scenery. Unable to face his high-powered life as a Melbourne insurance executive, he returns to Adelaide, his childhood memories and his garage-owning brother Steve. It’s the promise of comfort, familiarity and stability that draws Noel in – that, and the visions of his carefree youth he sees in apprentice Gary. But as shopping centres and discount service stations destabilise the community, his old stomping ground also faces a different future.

Acclaimed Melbourne filmmaker Ray Argall (Midnight Oil: 1984) won the Australian Film Institute Award for best director – and five stars each from David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz – for Return Home, his feature helming debut after cutting his teeth in music videos and as a cinematographer (including on MIFF 2017’s Tender Hooks).

“A joyous, unaffected but also melancholy portrait of masculinity, suburban life, everyday social change and the tireless pull of memory and family.” – Senses of Cinema

Guests: Cristina Pozzan, Dennis Coard, Micki Camilleri, Ray Argall

Tickets

3481
Sat 10 Aug 4:00 pm [3481]
Return Home (87 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
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
Key Cast
Ben Mendelsohn, Dennis Coard, Frankie J Holden, Micki Camilleri
Director
Ray Argall
Producer
Cristina Pozzan
Screenwriter
Ray Argall
Cinematographer
Mandy Walker
Editor
Ken Sallows
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Format
Digital

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