F*!#ing life, f*!#ing expectations, f*!#ing home, f*!#ing family, f*!#ing Adelaide!
Fucking Adelaide is commissioned by ABC and Screen Australia for their ‘Long Story Short’ initiative.
Adelaide is a place Eli (Brendan Maclean) said he’d only return to for Christmases and funerals. But now, at twenty-eight, Eli’s exciting Sydney life is not going as planned. His singing career is a spandex-clad joke and his recently ex-boyfriend refuses to let him back into their apartment. So, when his eccentric mother Maude (Pamela Rabe) asks him to help clean up their family home, a defeated Eli finds himself on a plane back to the sleepy town he had so desperately fought to escape. Joining him are his siblings: his eternally optimistic younger sister Kitty (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) and his successful older half-sister Emma (Kate Box), visiting from Thailand with her young family – all of them crammed together into a house they once called home. However, Maude reveals the true reason for assembling her family – she’s selling the house. Suddenly, the visit becomes a squabbling delve into the buried past, until the kids’ singular focus on getting what they want brings unimagined consequences for the entire family.
A deeply intimate riff on how f*!#ed (and glorious) it can be to return home, each episode of this six part comedy-drama is told from the distinct point-of-view of a different character, illuminating the funny story of this heart-breaking family reunion.
Funding Partners: Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, ABC TV, Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation.