Luna Exclusive! Join us for a Q&A screening with Director Steve Jaggi on Wedneday 3 April at Luna Leederville. Following the 6.30pm screening Jaggi will introduce and talk about his captivating new Australian debut feature that was a sell-out at the Sydney Film Festival last year, with host Simon Miraudo.
Australian observational comedy about young millennials in Sydney struggling to get ahead in love and their careers.
Chocolate Oyster follows twenty-somethings Ellie and Taylor, who live in Bondi apartments they can't really afford and pursue their dreams in a city that seems intent on thwarting them. Taylor chases a dance career by day and works as a waitress at night while supporting her new boyfriend Henry, an aspiring playwright. Tired of being with a dependent and juvenile boyfriend, Ellie ends her relationship and begins to see Craig, a chef who dreams of creating a signature dish that will make his name. With the story workshopped between actors and director, and a great deal of improvisation, the monochrome Chocolate Oyster has a breezy quality that reflects both the beauty and difficulty of life.
Featuring Anna Lawrence (LoveChild, Underbelly), Rosie Lourde (RipTide, Starting from…Now), Ryan Harrison (Love Child, Starting from…Now), Aaron Glenna (Ride Like a Girl, Danger Close, 2067)
★★★★ "Captivating, complex, well-layered, emotional storytelling.” - Cinema Australia
“A charming black-and-white comedy about the struggles of love” - Broadsheet