Rating: M   (Sex and coarse language)
Duration: 91 mins
Director: Aaron Wilson
Cast: Khan Chittenden, Mark Leonard Winter, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren, Anya Beyersdorf, Silvia Colloca, Julie McGregor, Fabio Motta
Genre: Drama



Set in 1971 rural Australia, 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 a 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?

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

Session Times:
Fri 27th May:

Official Trailer