It’s been a while since Max Black was excited by the premiere of a new Australian film. It seems like its been a while since we’ve seen the sort of challenging, exciting and ultimately entertaining productions that gave us the boom of pictures we rushed to local screens to see in the 90’s. Well that seems to be changing and we couldn’t be more excited about the launch of My Mistress from Transmission Films, in cinemas this week on November 6th.
AFI Award-winning actore Harrison Gilberston (The Turning) stars alongside acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Beart (Mission Impossible, 8 Women) in the his unconventional and provocative love story in which an infatuation between the vulnerable teenage romantic Charlie and S&M Mistress Maggie soon becomes something more dangerous.
VIEW THE TRAILER HERE: http://youtu.be/aQfzaMrayPg
Director Stephen Lance’s first feature is an unexpected tale of misplaced love. Working with writer Gerard Lee (TVs Top of the Lake), cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson (Shine), Oscar nominated editor Jill Bilcock (Red Dog) and Oscar winning costume designer Angus Strathie (Moulin Rouge), Lance has crafted an impressively bold, sensual and visually captivating debut.
We love the heart in this film, and whilst the emotional strings are regularly plucked it is the sensitive and sometimes genuinely fun treatment of eroticism that contrasts against the angst that Aussie films so often have when dealing with sex. This is a refreshing film by Australian standards and whether or not the idea of mistresses, bdsm or power relationships interests you is well worth the ticket price.
See you at the cinema!
My Mistress is out nationally on November 6th.