The upcoming Australian indie dramedy Zelos posits an… interesting… potential solution to dealing with a partner’s infidelity – getting in a free round of cheating yourself, with the original transgressor’s full knowledge and consent. What could possibly go wrong?
As the official synopsis tells us, “Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance. To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman. A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship – a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love
becomes corroded by jealousy.”
Still, terrible life choices are the very grist of good drama, and Zelos has a good pedigree, with a cast that includes Shannon Ashlyn (Dripping in Chocolate, Puberty Blues, Devil’s Dust, Love Child, Wolf Creek 2), Ben Mortley (Lantana, Drift, Foreshadow, Pinch), Leigh Scully, Ainslie McGlynn and Jeanie Drynan (Muriel’s Wedding). Jo-Anne Brechin directs from a script by Claire Harris.
Zelos has its world premiere at the Great Barrier Reef Film Festival on the 7th of September, followed by an exclusive Q&A Screening at the New Farm Cinemas in Brisbane.8th of September, with more cinemas to follow.