Moving Out

Director: Michael Pattinson
Screenwriters: Jan Sardi

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


In its sensitive portrayal of contemporary youth, Moving Out could be called the Australian Karate Kid (minus the karate). An inner-city Italian teenager, Gino, is told by his parents that they’re planning to move, putting an end to his free-flying lifestyle with friends, girls and mischievous fun. His rebelliousness spreads from family to school where good grades are sacrificed for a good time. In an encounter with the police, Gino glimpses his future as I could be. The reference to “moving out: in the film’s title has a double meaning: literally, “moving out: of the city; and on a deeper level, Gino’s “moving out” of adolescence to maturity, responsibility and manhood. For his portrayal of Gino, Vincke Colosimo won the Australian Film Critics Award as the most promising young actor of the year. Director Michael Pattinson, one of Australia’s youngest feature filmmakers, attended the well-known Swinburne Film and Television School and did his “post-graduate work” directing episodes of the television series, “Prisoner.”

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