Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘loneliness’

12 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Chinese Take Away documentary – 2002

An adaptation of a physical theatre show by performer Anna Yen, which explores stories about her family.

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Hello short film – 2003

In this beautifully realised short film, animated characters communicate using music and recorded sound.

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Il Contratto feature film – 1953

In 1950s Melbourne, four recent Italian migrants eager for work to pay off their debts finally find employment on a rural farm near the city.

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Lonely Hearts feature film – 1981

Comedian and satirist John Clarke wrote this film with Paul Cox: no wonder it is full of bright impish humour.

Love Serenade feature film – 1996

The director’s light touch and the performances allows Love Serenade to get away with an outrageous joke involving a big fish.

The Luminary short film – 2005

In this animated short without dialogue, a moth collector searches for a lost moth and more.

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Men’s Group feature film – 2008

A group of men meet regularly to discuss their feelings and their lives, but it takes a tragedy to help them reach a new understanding.

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Ned Wethered short film – 1983

Lee Whitmore’s first animated film is a memoir of a frequent visitor to her home when she was growing up in the 1950s.

Noise feature film – 2007

This smart script explores the effect that chronic isolation can have on a nation.

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Project Vlad short film – 1999

This 3D animated short is about the loneliness of the long distance astronaut.

Proof feature film – 1991

This is a textbook example of how to make a film logistically simple without sacrificing complexity and dramatic impact.

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Sunday Too Far Away feature film – 1975

The defining elements of a great 1970s Australian film are all here – empty, confronting landscapes, hard-drinking Aussie blokes, and a sense of 'the great Australian loneliness’.