Sat Oct 21, 3:30 PM
Director: Marion Pilowsky
84 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Cowboy. Rebel. Survivor. Grandmother. You’ll never forget meeting Isla.

Formidable grandmother Isla Roberts is adamant. She insists that although she’s not a lesbian, her girlfriend Susan is. In this tender, richly humorous portrait of an 87-year-old horse carriage driving champion, we learn what makes an ordinary life extraordinary. Straight-shooting Isla’s lived experience of rural Australia, raising a family in severe economic hardship, and finally coming out later in life, all make for a poignant documentary of a woman who’s well ahead of her time and refuses to be put in a box. Director Marion Pilowsky tracks Isla for an eventful, cathartic year with empathy and incisiveness.

Join us on the red carpet at 3pm before this special screening of Isla’s Way at The Piccadilly.

Premiere World Premiere
Film Type AFF Investment Fund, Feature Documentary
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund, Q&A, Red Carpet
Language English
Director Marion Pilowsky
Producer Georgia Humphreys, Marion Pilowsky
Cinematographer David Magarey Roberts
Editor Kristian Leadbeater
Cast Isla Wakefield Roberts, Susan Phillips-Rees
Genre LGBTQ+, Senior/Aging, Women