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Internationally acclaimed Australian short film about dementia is available to view online

Tuesday 09 June 2020

“Skewwhiff” is a short film about an older couple, Bill and Rae, who are dealing with the fact that Rae has dementia. In the film, she wants to get their car washed, but the windscreen is cracked, which poses a problem at the drive-through carwash. Bill is determined to grant her wish and the story unfolds as they wait for an answer, at the carwash reception. The title “Skewwhiff” refers to the sense of things being not quite right; a little off-kilter, a feeling which permeates the entire film. Dialogue is kept to a minimum and much is expressed in the unspoken, mainly from the point of view of Bill as Rae’s primary caregiver and partner. There is frustration, sadness, anger, guilt, shame and fear, as well as a lot of love.

Writer-director Rob Summons, based in Melbourne, Australia, was delighted at the reaction to his film, which has garnered a number of international film festival awards. He wanted to make it available to as wide an audience as possible and has now made it available to view, online:

You can find out more about “SkewWhiff” here: