The Australian High Commission, New Delhi, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club, is presenting Australian Visions, a festival of acclaimed Australian films, from 8th to 10th March, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. A total of 8 films will be screened during the festival.
Today, the 2nd day, The Caterpillar Wish is the last of 4 movies to be screened. The Caterpillar Wish is a 2006 Australian coming-of-age film, directed by Sandra Sciberras, and the ensemble cast includes Victoria Thaine, Susie Porter Wendy Hughes, Khan Chittenden, Will Traeger, Robert Mammone, Nicholas Bell and Philip Quast.
It's a sleepy seaside town in winter. Emily, a 17-year-old schoolgirl, lives with her mother Susan. Emily never knew her father. According to her mother, he was a "tom cat" - a tourist who wandered into town one summer and was never seen again. Susan is struggling to forget the past. She hasn't spoken to her fervently religious parents for years, not since she shamed the family by falling pregnant at 15.
Emily actively pursues a friendship with father-figure Stephen, who spends his days fixing boats at the harbor. But Stephen has his own troubles, constantly haunted by the past, unable to keep the loss of his wife and baby daughter from his thoughts.
Stephen's sister Elizabeth is married to the town policeman Carl. Elizabeth suspects Carl is being unfaithful, but is scared to uncover the truth. Her son Joel has a secret love of his own. When a Bible turns up with an intriguing inscription, Emily is the first to realise that hoping for change is not enough.
The entry is free for all. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.