Australian Studies Programme  

School of English and American Studies - Eötvös Loránd University   

1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5. office 406,  phone: (36-1) 485 52 00 extension 4399, email: ausprog[at]     



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Cecilia Gall of the Australian Studies Programme has initiated and has been organising a monthly


Australian Film Club




ELTE Origó Nyelvi Centrum

Baross utca 62, Budapest 1082


Free entry



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The next film to be shown is:

Lucky Miles (2007) 105'


"A pair of refugees trying to escape into Australia learn the hard way that being an illegal alien isn't as simple as it seems in this comedy. Youssif is a former engineer from Iraq and Arun is a Cambodian exile looking for his father who both find themselves on a ship from Indonesia, trying to make illegal passage into Australia. While the ship's captain promised to drop his passengers off on the coast near Perth, his sense of direction proves to be faulty and Youssif and Arun are forced to jump ship nearly fifteen hundred miles in the wrong direction, leading them into the Aussie outback. As Youssif and Arun try to make their way into Perth, where Arun believes his father may be living, they happen upon Ramelan, a deck hand from another Indonesian vessel which sank, stranding him in the outback and separating him from his shipmates Muluk and Abdu. Ramelan ends up traveling with Youssif and Arun, and before long they run afoul of Australia's immigration force, a band of lackadaisical Army reservists led by the hapless O'Shane, who might be dangerous if he were the least bit competent. Lucky Miles was the first feature film from writer and director Michael James Rowland." (Rotten Tomatoes)

Directed by Michael James Rowland
Written by Helen Barnes and Michael James Rowland
Cinematography by Geoff Burton
Music by Trilok Gurtu
Edited by Henry Dangar

Kenneth Moraleda - Arun
Rodney Afif - Youssif
Sri Sacdpreseuth - Ramelan
Don Hany - Plank
Glenn Shea - O'Shane
Sawung Jabo - Muluk
Arif Hidayat - Abdu
Deborah Mailman - Lisa



The screening will take place from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 January.




The following films have been screened since 2010:

- The films are presented in reverse chronological order first, then alphabetically -




January Lucky Miles
November The Rabbit Proof Fence
October The Daughter
September Two Hands
May What We Do in the Shadows
April Evil Angel
March Hunt for the Wilderpeople
February The Dressmaker
January The Black Balloon
October The Piano
September Dogs in Space
May The Little Death
April The Water Diviner
March The Tracker
February He Died with a Felafel in his Hand
January Predestination
December The Castle
November Mr. Pip
October The Devil's Playground
September Mad Max (3 films)
June Mental
May Charlie's country
April Gallipoli
March Wake in Fright
February Tracks
January Ned Kelly
December Crocodile Dundee
November Walkabout
October The Rover
September Satellite Boy
June Sapphires
May Last Ride
April Mystery Road
March Proof
February Mary and Max
January The Plumber
December Dating the Enemy
November Dingo
October The Club
September Shine
May Love and other Catastrophes
April The Last Wave
March Eye of the Storm
February Beneath Clouds
January The Dish
December Mrs Carey's Concert
November Oyster Farmer
October Gettin' Square
September Ten Canoes
June Red Dog
May Oranges and Sunshine
April Coca Cola Kid
March High Tide
February Unfinished Sky
January Animal Kingdom
December Yolngu Boy
November The Whale Rider
October Strictly Ballroom
September Lantana
June Proposition
May Where the Green Ants Dream
April The Tree
March Sunday Too Far Away
February Picnic at Hanging Rock
January Priscilla - Queen of the Desert
December Muriel’s Wedding
November Japanese Story
October Bran Nue Day
September Jindabyne



  1. Animal Kingdom

  2. Beneath Coulds

  3. The Black Balloon

  4. Bran Nue Day

  5. The Castle

  6. Charlie's Country

  7. The Club

  8. The Coca-Cola Kid

  9. Crocodile Dundee

  10. The Daughter

  11. Dating the Enemy

  12. The Devil's Playground

  13. Dingo

  14. The Dish

  15. Dogs in Space

  16. The Dressmaker

  17. Evil Angel

  18. The Eye of the Storm

  19. Gallipoli

  20. Gettin’ Square

  21. He Died with a Felafel in his Hand

  22. High Tide

  23. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  24. Japanese Story

  25. Jindabyne

  26. Lantana

  27. Last Ride

  28. The Last Wave

  29. The Little Death

  30. Love and other Catastrophes

  31. Lucky Miles

  32. Mad Max (3 films)

  33. Mary and Max

  34. Mental

  35. Mr Pip

  36. Mrs Carey's Concert

  37. Muriel's Wedding

  38. Mystery Road

  39. Ned Kelly

  40. Oranges and Sunshine

  41. Oyster Farmer

  42. The Piano

  43. Picnic at Hanging Rock

  44. The Plumber

  45. Predestination

  46. Priscilla - Queen of the Desert

  47. Proof

  48. The Proposition

  49. The Rabbit Proof Fence

  50. Red Dog

  51. The Rover

  52. Sapphires

  53. Satellite Boy

  54. Shine

  55. Strictly Ballroom

  56. Sunday Too Far Away

  57. Ten Canoes

  58. The Tracker

  59. Tracks

  60. The Tree

  61. Two Hands

  62. Unfinished Sky

  63. Wake in Fright

  64. Walkabout

  65. Whale Rider

  66. What We Do in the Shadows

  67. Where the Green Ants Dream

  68. Yolngu Boy

  69. The Water Diviner


 This was the poster for the first screening:




                                                                 © Eszter Gall



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