Love Serenade

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Love Serenade
Love Serenade (1996 film).jpg
Directed byShirley Barrett
Written byShirley Barrett
Produced byJan Chapman
StarringMiranda Otto
CinematographyMandy Walker
Edited byDenise Haratzis
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • 20 May 1996 (1996-05-20)
Running time
101 minutes

Love Serenade is a 1996 Australian feature film directed by Shirley Barrett. It is a comedy film which has the tagline: "Two sisters will do anything to hook the right man."[1]

There are not many characters in Love Serenade, which is set in a fictitious, almost-deserted town called Sunray, located on the Murray River. It is a thinly disguised version of Robinvale, Victoria, which was the location of the film.[2]

We are introduced to a pair of sisters, Dimity (Miranda Otto) and Vicki-Ann (Rebecca Frith), who share a house. Dimity, the shy and insecure sibling, is a waitress at a local Chinese restaurant. Vicki-Ann, the brash one, is a hair stylist. Both are looking for love, although the prospects in Sunray seem bleak, at best. That is, until Ken Sherry (George Shetsov), a thrice divorced Brisbane DJ personality, moves into the house next door.[3]

During the filming of the Silo Scene, Stuntman Collin Dragsbaek died when he fell onto a faulty airbag.[4]



The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d'Or.[5]

Box office[edit]

Love Serenade grossed $836,110 at the box office in Australia,.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Love Serenade (1996)
  2. ^ "Love Serenade". Film North West Victoria. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  3. ^ Love Serenade review Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Cahill, Phillippe (13 May 1999). "Oz biz under fire after two stuntmen die". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Love Serenade". Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Film Victoria – Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2010.

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