The arid Australian landscape is at once banal and mysterious; the hideous creatures stalking Celia's favourite fiction are as real to her as the taunts of an obnoxious cousin. ” Time Out Magazine

Unknown Pleasures presents Ann Turner’s debut feature CELIA (1989), in HD Restored form. Q&A with Ann Turner, moderated by Digby Houghton (programmer).

Swinburne/VCA graduate Ann Turner’s debut feature film CELIA (1989) has been having a surge in its reputation in recent years with re-releases and a digital restoration. It is a film about childhood showing the conservatism of Australian politics at the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s. This brooding coming-of-age family drama has recently become championed by horror film fanatics worldwide because of the recurring Hobyah story told throughout it.

Presented by Unknown Pleasures, a series of screenings curated by Chris Luscri & Bill Mousoulis, featuring the best of Australian indie cinema, both new and old, with discussions with the filmmakers. LINK – www.pureshitauscinema.com/unknown_pleasures.html


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