Little Tornadoes

  • Queensland Premiere
  • Aaron Wilson
  • Australia (2021)
  • 18+
94 min

Little Tornadoes is the second instalment in a loose triptych of films about the after-effects of war from director Aaron Wilson. Following the filmmaker’s Canopy – a well-received arthouse war drama set in World War II – this film shifts its focus to three decades later, finding the wreckage of wartime in a 1970s Australian town.

Co-written by Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Barracuda), this drama explores the cultural change of the ‘70s – immigration, protests and urbanisation – from the perspective of its damaged protagonist, Leo (Mark Leonard Winter). Leo’s attempts to adapt to a new world in the shadow of his own traumatic past encapsulates the challenges of a country coming to terms with its own identity after the Vietnam War.

“Little Tornadoes is a deeply personal film with a strong emotional pull.” FilmInk

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  • Language
    English, Italian
  • Director
    Aaron Wilson
  • Cast
    Robert Menzies, Mark Leonard Winter, Silvia Colloca
  • Screenwriter
    Aaron Wilson, Christos Tsiolkas
  • Genre
    Drama

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