The surprise discovery of his mother’s 1946 diary leads three-time Barry Award nominee Damian Callinan on a cinematic, romantic romp through post-war Melbourne.
However, her diary poses more questions than it does answers.
With suitors lining up for 19-year-old Kathleen Purcell, will Jack Bowlen ever get the Canadian two step right? Will Ron Rogan keep his hands to himself?
But most importantly for Damian’s very existence, will she notice the dapper fly boy who has just returned from active service?
His mother’s charming journal is hilariously contrasted with his father Adrian’s retirement diary that bookends his parent’s loving relationship and sadly, reveals the tragedy thatbrought it to an end.
The creator and star of the Netflix hit film The Mergeruses his powerful gift for storytelling to recast his parents in a funny andpoignant double feature of love and loss.
Reviewed 28 August 2023