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The Screen Guide

JUST DESSERTS is a reflective and evocative film which looks at the development of Maria Stroppi's sexuality through food. Set in 70s' suburban Australia, the film deals with fragments of Maria's memories of her turbulent past growing up in an Italian Catholic family.

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Crew

Director
Monica Pellizzari
Writers
Monica Pellizzari
Producer
Monica Pellizzari
Dir. of Photography:
Jane Castle
Editor:
James Manche

Cast

Cast
Dina Panozzo - Nicoletta Boris - Anne-Louise Lambert - Lynette Curran

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1992
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
NRG Films

Sales

Australian Sales
Ronin Films
International Sales
Monica Pellizzari

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Dresden International Festival for Animation and Short Films
    (1998)
  • Festival des Antipodes - Paris
    (1997)
  • Walters Gallery
    (1996)
  • Centenary of Australian Cinema- Retrospective of Australian Films
    (1995)
  • Aurora Australis: New Independent Film from Australia
    (1995)
  • Anzac Film Festival
    (1995)
  • Wilhelmshaven Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Wellington Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Viper, International Festival for Film, Video and New Media
    (1994)
  • Festival Silence Elles Tournent
    (1994)
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
    (1994)
  • Paris Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Norwegian Film Fest - Short Film Fest Kortfilm
    (1994)
  • International Hamburg Short Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Festival International De Films Et Videos
    (1994)
  • International du Court Metrage de Montreal
    (1994)
  • Montreal Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Mediawave International Festival of Visual Arts
    (1994)
  • Madrid International Film Festival
    (1994)
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Lesbian Film Festival - Berlin
    (1994)
  • St Petersburg Internnational Film Festival "Festival of Festivals"
    (1994)
  • Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Huesca Short Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Hamburg Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Golden Gate Awards - San Francisco Film Society
    (1994)
  • Girls' Own Stories Event - Austria
    (1994)
  • Foster's Export Australian Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Exground On Screen Film Festival - Weisbaden
    (1994)
  • Dunedin International Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Cologne Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Christchurch International Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival
    (1994)
  • British Short Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema
    (1994)
  • Berkley Women's Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Australian Film Festival Istanbul
    (1994)
  • Augsburger Short Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Auckland Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Scala, Frauen Filminitiative, Munich
    (1993)
  • Oslo International Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Olympia Film Festival
    (1993)
  • New York Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Madrid Film Week
    (1993)
  • Kobe International Independent Film Festival - KIIFF
    (1993)
  • International Short Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Houston International Film and Video Festival
    (1993)
  • Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films
    (1993)
  • Chicago International Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1993)