AN INTIMATE, BLACKLY COMIC RIFF ON THE MESSED UP GLORY OF RETURNING TO THE FAMILY HOME
Premiering at the Adelaide Film Festival and Series Mania France, F*!#ing Adelaide is a darkly comedic look at the theatrical, obsessive, self-centred, delightful people who make up the Wallace-Donaldson family – and the city they call home.
Adelaide is a place Eli (Brendan Maclean, The Great Gatsby) said he’d only return to for Christmases and funerals. But now, at 28, Eli is not the success his older sister promised he would be. His autotuned show at a Sydney pub draws crowds he can count on one hand and his ex-boyfriend has kicked him out of the apartment because he owes him three month’s rent.
So, when his mother Maude (Pamela Rabe, Wentworth) asks him back to help clean up their family home, a defeated Eli finds himself on a plane back to Adelaide, hoping to score a bed to sleep in. Unfortunately for Eli, the house is full to the brim as his big sister has returned with her family. When mum reveals to all that she’s selling their home, the family is shocked, confused, and demanding answers – but poor, exhausted Eli is still stuck on the couch.
Featuring an outstanding cast, including AACTA Award nominee Kate Box (Rake), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (The Kettering Incident), Beau Travis-Williams (Angry Boys) and Audrey Mason-Hyde (52 Tuesdays).
Created, produced and directed by Sophie Hyde, whose debut feature film 52 Tuesdays won the Best Director, World Cinema Dramatic award at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Awards / Reviews
Awgie Award Nominee: Best Comedy – Situation or Narrative