Films By Ana Kokkinos

'For those of us willing to be challenged and excited, Blessed is another really fine Australian film ... it’s a searingly honest portrait of that most primal relationship – mothers and children. 4½ stars.' – David Stratton ... Seven children from five different families wander the streets in an urban odyssey through a day and a night. As the children move deeper into peril, they make choices that... Read more
A haunting and evocative tale about mothers and children, about being lost and finding your way home. ... Seven children from five different families wander the streets in an urban odyssey through a day and a night. As the children move deeper into peril, they make choices that will affect the rest of their lives. ... Dawn breaks and it's the same day, but now we follow the mothers as they struggl... Read more
SATURDAY 29 JUL, 9.15PM - SOLD OUT ... WORLD PREMIERE ... Part mystery, part thriller, erotic and dream-like, this uncompromising work from filmmaker Ana Kokkinos is, in the director's own words, “not easily categorised and defined”. ... A dancer at the peak of his powers is mysteriously abducted by three women, abused then thrown back into the world 12 days later. A broken spirit, he then struggl... Read more
Nineteen year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades) is obsessed with sex, drugs, his little sister's Lebanese boyfriend and his best friend's transvestite tendencies. Spread over an intense and eventful day, Head On packs a king hit of ethnic, sexual and drug-related tensions. ... Those familiar with Christos Tsiolkas's contemporary post-grunge novel, Loaded, will recognise the same tightness of the book in ... Read more
Alex and Vicki are wild girls, torching hedges, smoking dope and just hanging out, both in and out of school. Allegiance is owed to no one but each other and to a plan of escaping, going to Sydney and finding Alex's mother. But the ground on which you base all your hopes can shift as quickly as schoolyard loyalties and growing up tough in Melbourne's outer western suburban fringe is a journey that... Read more
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