Strange Colours

Garnering praise at the Melbourne International Film Festival, this understated yet dazzling independent film from Australian-Russian director Alena Lodkina treks into central Australia to follow a young woman returning to the opal mining community she grew up in to care for her ailing father.

Newcomer to the screen Kate Cheel shines as Milena, who simmers with unsaid feelings and tension in relation to her dad (Hail’s Daniel P. Jones) and the town that she deliberately abandoned. Initially dismissive of her father and the men like him who hunt for black opals, the longer she stays the more the town’s residents open up to her in understanding – and she may discover a few truths about herself.

Filmed in the gorgeous outback surrounds of Lightning Ridge, filled with intriguing characters, and rebuffing stereotypes of rural life, STRANGE COLOURS heralds Lodkina as an exciting new local talent.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 86
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