Stars: Henri Szeps, Maria Venuti, Shaun Goss, Bree Desborough, Michael Winchester, Jancita Day
In Bathing Franky, when Steve (Shaun Goss) is released from prison, he is unable to connect with his girlfriend (Bree Desborough), as he is still haunted by his relationship with a fellow inmate. Taking a community services job delivering meals, Steve meets Rod (Henri Szeps), a wildly irrepressible older man, who is the full-time career for his invalid mother (Maria Venuti) who, when not confined to a wheelchair, gets about on her modified ride-on lawn mower. Steve is captivated by the older pairÕs extravagant world of make-believe and a close friendship between the men develops. A raw and edgy contemporary drama with a touch of surreal humour. Bathing Franky is a film about hope, forgiveness and the double-edged sword of imagination and fantasy as a means for dealing with the harsher aspects of life.