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Travelling Film Showcase - 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

Tickets

TFS13
Sun 01 Sep 3:30 pm [TFS13]
The Pivotonian Cinema Geelong Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
TFS31
Sat 14 Sep 2:00 pm [TFS31]
Cameo Cinemas Belgrave Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
TFS45
Sat 21 Sep 5:00 pm [TFS45]
Theatre Royal Castlemaine 100% Subtitles
TFS53
Sun 06 Oct 1:00 pm [TFS53]
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre 100% Subtitles
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
Format
Digital

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