Little Tornadoes

NSW Premiere!

A&I Hall, Bangalow
Sunday 10 April 2022 | 7.00 pm

Australia | 2021 | 90 mins
Director: Aaron Wilson
Stars: Robert Menzies, Mark Leonard Winter, Silvia Colloca.
Rated: MA15+

Directed by Aaron Wilson (Canopy) and co-written by Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Barracuda), Little Tornadoes distils the many upheavals of 1970s Australia – from immigration and post-war resettlement, to urbanisation, anti–Vietnam War protests and the women’s liberation movement – into a narrative about one man’s struggle to adapt.

With intro and Q&A from filmmaker Aaron Wilson.

Little Tornadoes is a portrait of a country at a turning point and the human desire for connection.

Introverted Leo is a metalworker at his small town’s local plant. After his wife vanishes, leaving him to care for their two young children, he is bereft – barely able to cook a decent meal or keep the household running.

So when a recently-arrived Italian colleague suggests that his sister, Maria, act as surrogate homemaker, Leo reluctantly accepts. But can one woman’s warm, nurturing presence fill the void left by another, and can Leo yield to the winds of change?

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