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Australia / 2019 / 90 min / DCP / Comedy

Director : Aaron Wilson

Script :  Aaron Wilson, Christos Tsiolkas
Cinematography : Stefan Duscio
Editing : Cindy Clarkson
Music : Robert MacKenzie
Production : Susan Schmidt, Ian Anderson, Christian Pazzaglia, Katrina Fleming, Aaron Wilson

Cast : Mark Leonard Winter, Silvia Colloca, Robert Menzies, Fabio Motta

Introduced by the director
International premiere
Closing film

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 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?


Aaron Wilson

Aaron was born in rural Australia and has lived and worked in and around his neighbouring South-East Asian region. He works as a director and writer across film, VR, multi-platform and installation. He is drawn to narratives that explore human vulnerability, and connection between peoples across neighbouring country and cultural divides. In 2006, he was selected to take part in a filmmaker residency program with The Objectifs Centre for Filmmaking and Photography in Singapore where he developed the script for his debut feature, Canopy (TIFF 2013). Canopy was awarded by the jury head by Fred Schepisi Best film at the 2014 Saint-Tropez Antipodes Film Festival. Little Tornadoes was supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund in 2021.


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