Paul Cox directed this Australian film in 1981, and made a small gem, with the inspired casting of Wendy Hughes and Norman Kaye. Effusive piano tuner Norman Kaye is on the less sunny side of forty and still unattached. Shy and self-effacing office worker Wendy Hughes is likewise getting on in years sans a lifetime companion. From the outset, we know that Kaye and Hughes will somehow come together. This, however, is the only predictable aspect of this quirky Australian comedy. Director Paul Cox co-wrote the ever-fresh screenplay of Lonely Hearts with John Clarke.
Winner of an AFI award for best screenplay and the recipient of 4 other nominations, this small gem shows Australian film-making at its best, witty and tender, bizarre and funny. It showed that we could produce stories with a unique character without resorting to the Hollywood formula.
The evening will start with French short film “French Courvoisier” at 7.30, then a short break for a cuppa, and the main film after. Faith Wine Centre Friday 15th August.