Post Date: May 14, 2024

On Friday 26 th July at Yea Shire Chambers, Murrindindi Film Society will present the rarely screened Australian black comedy “Love Serenade”. Doors open at 6.45 p.m. with the film to start at 7.00 p.m.

The most common description of this 1996 film is “quirky”. Written and directed by Shirley Barrett, it is set in the Victorian town of Sunray (aka Robinvale) and follows the efforts of two sisters, Dimity and Vicki-Ann, to compete for the affections of their new neighbour, a somewhat sleazy, thrice divorced DJ who is taking over the local radio station. While he broadcasts 70s soul music and spouts poetry, he manipulates both girls for his own devices.

The sisters are played by Miranda Otto and Rebecca Frith, and George Shevstov is delightfully slimy as DJ Ken.

This is a modest production with a small cast, but it received good reviews here and overseas and went on to win an award at the Cannes
Festival that year. The small town feel is intrinsically Australian and thenostalgic soundtrack may bring back a few memories.

We hope as many members as possible will be able to experience this presentation which is a slightly unusual part of our film history. First
time guests and prospective members will be made welcome free of charge. All enquiries to Jill Dwyer on 5797 2480 or
[email protected]


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