The Five Provocations
Written and Directed by Angie Black
Produced by Angie Black and Atalanti Dionysus
Starring Sapidah Kian, Rebecca Bower, Tony Moclair, Blake Osborn, Maude Davey, Sarah Ward, Amanda Morris, Gabi Barton, Carla Yamine and Steven Pax
The lives of four very different people intertwine in this daring, original Australian ensemble drama. Marlena is secretly dealing with the loss of her married lover, Rosie. Rosie’s husband Paul is also going through his own grief.
Meanwhile Marlena takes on a housemate, the timid and a little bit aimless, Bridget. Handyman Clinton grapples with parenting a teenage daughter and his own developing gender identity. Throughout the film these people will fall apart, but also come together and change each other’s lives.
Amongst all this are the mysterious five provocations, played with mischievous charm by the stars of Australia’s cabaret scene including Maude Davey, Yana Alana, Sarah Pax and the Town Bikes.
Making her feature debut, director Angie Black (whose student shorts played at the very first MQFF) has created a magic realist wonder about dealing with loss and finding yourself. Please join the filmmakers for a Q&A after the screening.