Love and Other Catastrophes

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Closing Night – Love and Other Catastrophes

Emma-Kate Croghan | Australia | 1996 | Unclassified (15+)

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A classic of Australian indie cinema, Love and Other Catastrophes is the ultimate Valentine’s Day – or anti-Valentine’s Day – film.

Set against some of Melbourne's most recognisable inner city landmarks, the film follows five friends trying to make their way through university; their trials, tribulations and quest for love. Mia (Frances O’Connor) and Alice (Alice Garner) have just moved into a new place and are looking for a third flatmate. Danni (Radha Mitchell), Mia's girlfriend, wants to be that flatmate, but Mia doesn't want her too nearby. Mia is also infatuated with one of her lecturers and finds herself in a bureaucratic nightmare when she follows him to his new place of work. Alice, a frustrated perfectionist, has spent much too much time on her thesis about 'Doris Day as feminist warrior'. She is looking for the perfect man, but can't find anyone who can live up to her high standards. In her desperate need for change, she falls for the most unsuitable guy: Ari (Matthew Dyktynski), a classical-languages student and part-time gigolo. However she doesn't know that she has a secret admirer in the form of Michael (Matt Day), a shy medical student.

Screens with The Problematic World of You (2011)

A comedy of manners in a world without any.

Director: Sarah-Jane Woulahan | Writer: Lou Sanz

This session includes a drink on arrival.

Format: 35mm, Colour
Language: English
Courtesy: NFSA
Duration: 115


115 mins


Unclassified (15+)

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