The cast of Shit (2022)
Shit (2022)

MWFF Presents


with short film When We Were Kids

Susie Dee, Trudy Hellier | Australia | 2022 | Unclassified (18+)

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Sat 25 Feb 2023

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“This taut piece of guerilla filmmaking, powerfully performed and bravely directed, celebrates Cornelius's poetic and savage writing.”

Andrew Bovell (Playwright and Screenwriter)

Shit is a psychological drama which unfolds over one long night of incarceration in a bleak holding cell. Caged for hours on end, Billy, Bobby and Sam reveal their stories. Stories of a life time of violence, of abuse, of institutionalisation, told with unsentimental, sometimes comical, often gut-wrenching insight. They’ve done something terrible but all they’ve got to do is keep it together, to keep their mouths zipped. Sam has fallen apart and become a liability, the weak link. Billy and Bobby spend the night trying to hold tight, keeping them solid, a complete three, but life has finally caught up with them.

Shit is adapted from the hit play of the same name which has had 8 seasons. Premiering at MTC, it played at the Sydney Arts Festival, the Darwin Festival, the 2019 Biennale Theatre Festival in Venice and the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the prestigious Summerhall Arts Lustrum Award. Written by one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, Patricia Cornelius, it has been met with extraordinary critical acclaim, winning 4 Green Room Awards and receiving a Helpmann Awards nomination for director Susie Dee.

Screens with When We Were Kids (2021)

12 minutes, English

Thirteen-year-old Jade’s sexual awakening gets interrupted during a day at the public pools with her best friend.

Director: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Writer: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Producer: Sarah Cook

This screening is followed by a filmmaker Q&A.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 110 mins

Event duration

110 mins


Unclassified (18+)

Strong language and adult themes


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) program 23–27 Feb 2023

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