Pass the Iced VoVos* and crack open the chateau d’cardboard (aka wine box) as Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite for the first time since Neighbours, in the latest feature from Stephan Elliott (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), a madcap comedy that unceremoniously skewers Aussie family life in the 1970s.
The London premiere of Swinging Safari will be introduced by author & dear friend of Kylie Minogue, Kathy Lette.
Centred on one suburban cul-de-sac and three ‘rudderless families’ – and told through the eyes of some very bemused children – Swinging Safari explores what it was really like to have grown up with baby-boomer parents determined to out-do their neighbours in everything groovy, forward thinking, and modern.
This is Neighbours, but slightly unhinged and a lot ruder. Expect lashings of pure Aussie kitsch as it catches some of Australia’s best loved actors in uncompromising positions and decked in an array of amazing outfits. Jack Thompson revels in his mayoral role, and Offspring‘s Asher Keddie is hilarious as a strung-out neat-freak housewife. But all eyes are on Guy Pearce (and his handlebar ‘tache) as he glows from the screen – quite literally, when he hits the beach in his togs!
Family dysfunction, sexual tension, sunburn, and a giant beached whale. Be warned – this film is completely BONKERS. But then, so was being a kid in the ‘70s.
*if you’ve never had the pleasure of an Iced VoVo, you’re in for a treat! They will be on sale at the event as well as many other Aussie snacks and lollies (sweets) – cash only.
Courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing – this is the film’s English premiere, and, at the time of writing this, is the only confirmed big screen outing in London.
“A cheerfully vulgar, consistently amusing and sometimes hilarious parody of life in a suburban Aussie cul-de-sac in the mid-1970s” Richard Kuipers, Variety
The feature will be preceded by the short film Leg It (10:00min), directed by Australian film student Jack Yabsley (AFTRS).
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 97 mins
- Stephan Elliott
- Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon