Directed by Jo-Anne Brechin
Written by Claire J. Harris
Produced by Jo-Anne Brechin and Claire J. Harris
Starring Ben Mortley, Shannon Ashlyn, Ainslie McGlynn, Jeanie Drynan, Leigh Scully, Seaton Kay-Smith and Steve McGrath
Why we’re excited Since his performance in Pinch last year the Cinema Australia team has been keeping a close eye on Zelos’ leading man Ben Mortley. We’ve seen him in a few serious rolls lately and we can’t wait to catch him in what seems like a much lighter roll. Going by the trailer, Claire J. Harris’ script is sharp and funny and we all know Australian film’s could do with a few more laughs. “Are you older or younger than 40?” Ha! This is director Jo-Anne Brechin’s first feature film and we love a debut.
Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance.
To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.
A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship — a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.
By pre-emptively forgiving him for an infidelity he hasn’t yet committed, does Sarah prove that she truly loves Bernard or is it a sign that she doesn’t actually love him at all?