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form y Modern Love single work   film/TV   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Modern Love
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Australian Screen offers the following synopsis of Modern Love:

'City businessman John (Mark Constable) inherits a remote farm from his uncle Tom (Don Barker), a recluse said to have committed suicide. With wife Emily (Victoria Hill) and young son Edward (William Traegar), John travels to the farmhouse for what's intended to be a brief visit settling details of the estate. Soon after arriving, John hears voices that compel him to stay. Wanting to be left alone on the property, he sends Emily and Edward to wait at a drab motel in a strange nearby town. As childhood memories haunt him, John starts dressing in his uncle's clothes and becomes convinced that Tom, whose body was never found, is still alive. Concerned about her husband's deteriorating mental condition and the strain it's placing on their marriage, Emily sets out to discover the truth about John's past. As details come to light, the spectre of a family curse is raised, and it seems Edward may be its next victim'.

According to Australian Screen,

'An extremely rare example of Australian gothic psychodrama, Modern Love looks and feels much more like a European art movie than an Aussie outback drama. Privately financed and executed with considerable artistry on a small budget, this intriguing puzzle box marked a notable debut for British born, South Australian based filmmaker Alex Frayne. It is a relatively obscure movie and probably better known overseas'.

Source: Australian Screen ( Sighted: 6/7/2012


  • This film is included in Australian Screen's collection 'Horror in Australian Cinema': (Sighted: 6/7/2012)

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  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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