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Bill Mousoulis - Lovesick
Cultural Shock: Into the Underground (2010–17)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Cultural Shock: Into the Underground

with an introduction by Bill Mousoulis

Bill Mousoulis | Australia, Greece | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 24 May 2023

In 2009, Mousoulis left Australia and settled in Greece. This program incorporates one of the features and two of the shorts he made during this period, each reflecting on resistance, diaspora and the forces of globalisation. Songs of the Underground (2017) documents the anger, commitment and ongoing resistance of Greece’s underground music scene. Culture Shock, Level One (2010) follows a woman returning to Melbourne after 25 years, highlighting her feelings of cultural dislocation. Into the Wild (2011) further demonstrates the aesthetic range of Mousoulis’ work during this rich period as an Italian cinematographer reflects on the politics of Greece in the early 2010s.

To be introduced by the filmmaker.

Format: DCP
Language: English, Greek with English subtitles
Source: Bill Mousoulis
Runtime: 91 mins

Event duration

91 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the program

Bill Mousoulis (1963–) has been one of the key figures in independent Australian screen culture over the last 40 years. As instigator of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group, founding editor of Senses of Cinema, creator of the Pure Shit website, and co-curator of the screening series Unknown Pleasures, Mousoulis has demonstrated a tireless commitment to alternative screen culture both in Australia and overseas...

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