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The Giorgio Mangiamele Collection

Two provocative works from an Italian filmmaker in post-war Australia: THE SPAG and NINETY NINE PERCENT. Giorgio Mangiamele is one of the most under-estimated figures in Australian cinema history. Soon after his arrival in Australia in 1952 as a migrant from Italy, he began making films at a time when feature film production in Australia […]

The Space Between

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at a restaurant in Melbourne, he declines using his father as the excuse. When tragedy strikes, the only glimmer […]

Promised

In 1953, two young Italian children are promised in marriage by their fathers. Twenty one years on – despite changing times, fading traditions and 70’s liberation – the pair are expected to marry, or face the consequences.    

Little Tornadoes

SYNOPSIS A newly-single father’s efforts to weather the turbulence of change – in his life and in the world around him – while a new immigrant endeavours to find her place in a foreign land. Set in 1971 rural Australia, it is portrait of a country at a turning point and the human desire for […]

Being With Animals

Is animal communication possible? The filmmaker Salome Pitschen explores the world of communication between animals and humans in an attempt to answer this question. She wants to understand her excited dog Bina. On an international journey that leads her from Switzerland to England and to the USA, she discovers what it means to communicate with […]