AUSTRALIA/ROMANIA 2020 – COMPETITION FEATURE
WRITER/DIR: Stuart McBratney
PRODS: Laszlo Kun, Stuart McBratney
CAST: Sophie Desmarais, Allen C Gardner, Eugene Gilfedder, Dorotheea Petre
Novelist Jovana Fey’s first two books failed commercially. Her third, ‘Don’t Read This on a Plane’, is an amusing, risqué chronicle of a married woman’s dalliances with a hundred women. Jovana hopes for acclaim.
Upon checking into the first hotel of her three-week European book tour, she discovers her publisher has gone bankrupt. Penniless and stranded, she hitchhikes and sleeps rough to give readings across Europe while attempting to project success.
Her reluctance to deny or acknowledge her book’s autobiographical nature attracts reader and media interest. But with her resilience tested daily, she questions whether dreams are worth the struggle.