Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers

James Vaughan / 2021 / 81 minutes / Australia

Part absurdist comedy, part deep-seated satire of contemporary Australia as experienced by the young and affluent, Friends and Strangers follows twenty-somethings Ray and Alice as they navigate a series of increasingly awkward and comedic situations, from limp romantic encounters to bungled opportunities for professional growth. Once they have tacitly buried their vague ambitions, all that remains are half-hearted attempts with equally indeterminate results.


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  • “James Vaughan’s Friends and Strangers had me cackling at its dry and gleeful absurdity… It’s mumblecore par excellence but laced with a satire of white Australia and its historical amnesia.”

    — Beatrice Loayza, The New York Times
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