EIFF19: International Premiere
On the benign side of breezey, Australian indie dramedy ‘The Flip Side’ shows the visual splendour of the Australian outback, but lacks enough of a comedic touch.
Struggling, but highly proficient, chef Ronnie (Emily Taheny) falls for acting sensation Henry Tolbert (Eddie Izzard), before being mysteriously abandoned by him. Jump cut to five years later, he’s reentered her life but both have got new partners. When Ronnie’s partner Jeff (Luke McKenzie) invites Henry and Sophie (Vanessa Guide) on their much anticipated journey into the ‘bush’, the wacky hijinks begins.
And they are wacky. First time feature director Marion Pilowsky manages the tone delicately, not letting the absurdities of scenarios overwhelm the drama. However, she loses control of…