Aussie Indies: Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites + Q&A TBC

An Asian man sitting cross-legged on a floor in a dark room with a spotlight on him. He is wearing a short-sleeve shirt with a tie and shorts and he is looking up at the camera.
16 June
Arc Cinema
$12 / $10
Dir: Platon Theodoris, TBC, Australia, 2015, 73mins, DCP,

Our regular spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.   

Alvin (Teik-Kim Pok) spends his days working as a Japanese translator, carefully creating the illusion of everyday normality.

But then there is all that panda stuff, the good-looking girl downstairs that Alvin spies on but can't summon the courage to approach and the mysterious substance that keeps dripping from the ceiling.

When his crazed and angry neighbour (Vashti Hughes) goes on a crusade to rid the block of units of a suspected flea infestation, and with tensions in his life and home increasing, Alvin is forced into the ceiling to investigate.

Winner of Best Film at the 9th Sydney Underground Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize for Best First Feature at the 50th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites is a surreal and funny invitation to look at how we interact with the world and connect with others.

Following the screening, director Platon Theodoris and actor Teik-Kim Pok will join us for a Q&A session.

‘One of the most memorable independent Australian films of recent years, it refuses to bend its artistic vision toward strictly commercial concerns’ – The Guardian



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