We are delighted to host a Q&A screening with Writer / Director: Aaron Wilson whose Little Tornadoes premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Join us at Luna Leederville from 6:00pm, for this beautifully written film about love, loss and redemption is set in post-war rural Australia, in 1971 and stars the incredible Silivia Colloca, Robert Menzies, and Mark Leonard Winter. The Q&A will follow the 6.30 pm screening. The evening is hosted by Christian Horgan, an experienced broadcaster, presenter, producer and director across television, radio and film, actor, voice-over artist and public speaker.
Arrival 6.00pm | Film start at 6.30pm
A newly-single father struggles to weather the turbulence of change, while a new immigrant endeavours to find her place in a foreign land.
Set in 1971 in rural Australia, introverted Leo (Mark Leonard Winter) is a metalworker at his smll town’s local plant. After his wife vanishes, leaving him to care for their two young children, he is bereft – barely able to cook a decent meal or keep the household running. So when a recently-arrived Italian colleague suggests that his sister, Maria (Silivia Colloca), act as a surrogate homemaker, Leo reluctantly accepts. But can one woman’s warm, nurturing presence fill the void left by another, and can Leo yield to the winds of change?
The film distils the many upheavals of 1970s Australia – from immigration and post-war resettlement to urbanisation, anti–Vietnam War protests and the women’s liberation movement – into a narrative about one man’s struggle to adapt. Little Tornadoes is a portrait of a country at a turning point and the human desire for connection.
English & Italian with subtitles
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