Friends and Strangers

  • Australian Premiere
  • James Vaughan
  • Australia (2021)
  • MA15+
82 min

BIFF is excited to present Friends and Strangers, an Australian Premiere. Tickets include pre-show reception, drink on arrival and gala screening. Choose from either a Gala Ticket which includes include popcorn on arrival, screening and an alcoholic beverage at the post screening reception, or a standard ticket for the premiere screening.

Friends and Strangers explores displacement and disconnection in contemporary Australia. Part absurdist comedy, part satire of colonial accidie, the film follows directionless twenty-somethings Ray and Alice as they navigate a series of prosaic but increasingly agonising situations.

The debut feature of James Vaughan, Friends and Strangers shows the conversational influence of Eric Rohmer, Whit Stillman and Hong Sang Soo, reframed to explore—with a light but clear-eyed touch—a culture afraid to think deeply about the past and unable to look forward with confidence.

To enhance the night, join us beforehand for a gala screening of Paris Funeral, 1972 at 6pm. To attend this screening view the event page here.

  • Language
  • Director
    James Vaughan
  • Cast
    Fergus Wilson, Emma Diaz
  • Screenwriter
    James Vaughan
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama

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