FRIENDS AND STRANGERS

By James VAUGHAN

LEITOURGIA FILMS - as PROD

Art - Culture - Post-Production 2020

Friends and Strangers is a surreal comedy-drama that explores
displacement, disconnection and ennui in contemporary
Australia through the eyes of two upper-middle class millennials.

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFF (online) 2021
Tiger Awards Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • James VAUGHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • James VAUGHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Lucy RENNICK (LEITOURGIA FILMS), Rebecca LAMOND (LEITOURGIA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Friends and Strangers is a surreal comedy-drama that explores
      displacement, disconnection and ennui in contemporary
      Australia through the eyes of two upper-middle class millennials.
      Boldly framed and delicately layered, the film presents several
      sketches from life as experienced by Alice and Ray, two
      nearly-thirty drifters born into privilege but seemingly incapable
      of navigating the featureless ocean of casual employment, limp
      romances and half-assed entrepreneurial schemes.
      Gingerly abandoning teenage daydreams of careers in the arts,
      both are grasping for a way to channel their advantages into
      something meaningful. But in a society built on simulated
      images, words, ideologies, choices...Where can authenticity
      be found?
      This meandering, pensive search for the unfindable, and
      the misadventures that follow, cuts to the heart of Friends
      and Strangers.