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So Simple, So Hard … (1997)


The documentary traces the steps taken by four women to find a life partner. The women – an opera singer, a hairdresser, an artist and a Chinese Australian – seek suitable male partners through introduction agencies, a fortune teller and the internet.

Curator’s notes

An insightful documentary that observes people at their most vulnerable. The film does not seek to mock the process of introduction or send up the participants. The result is a delightful celebration of human frailty and our gregariousness.