Celebrate the opening night of the 70th Melbourne International Film Festival with the world premiere of Goran Stolevksi’s Of an Age.
Join the film’s director and cast and other special guests of the festival on the red carpet, then stay on for MIFF’s VIP afterparty.
MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus Goran Stolevski (Would You Look at Her, MIFF 2018; You Deserve Everything, MIFF 2016) delivers a heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale that will make you swoon from beginning to bittersweet end.
It’s the summer of 1999 and two teens fresh out of high school – sensitive, Serbian-born Nikola (Elias Anton, Barracuda) and fiery Ebony (Hattie Hook) – are partners for a dance competition. On the big day, Nikola gets a distressed call from Ebony, asking to be rescued from the other side of town, so he enlists her brother, the charming Adam (Thom Green, Dance Academy; Downriver, MIFF Premiere Fund 2015), to take him there. On the drive, amid traffic and amicable swagger, the two young men discover a mutual spark … but Adam is leaving the country in 24 hours.
Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, this heady story of youth and love is the second feature from Australian director Stolevski – named among Variety’s global ‘10 Directors to Watch for 2022’ list, and whose long-form debut You Won’t Be Alone also screens at this year’s MIFF following its celebrated Sundance premiere. Tactile, funny and heartfelt, Of an Age captures the hinterland of outer suburbia, the strains of immigrant families, and the crossroads of desire and big dreams in teenage years, as well as lip-biting moments of attraction and anticipation.