Revolution’s kids


The Australian Film Roadshow that began on September 2 will come to an end on September 7 with the screening of Children of the Revolution directed by Peter Duncan.

Joan Fraser (Judy Davis) is a Communist zealot in 1953 Australia. It’s not a popular calling, so she writes letters to the one person who will sympathise with her — Joe Stalin (F Murray Abraham). He extends an invite to Joan and they have an unforgettable night — he dies and she gets pregnant.

Ignonrant of his lineage, little Joe (Richard Roxburgh) follows in mum’s footsteps becoming head of the national police union and bringing Australia to the brink of civil war in 1990. Mum, though, disapproves and acts to stop him.

To be screened at the Russian Culture Centre at 5:30 pm, this film will mark the end of the fifth edition of the Australian Film Roadshow organised by the Australian embassy. Free passes available at the Australian embassy, Himalayan Java and Jeans Café.