Bad Boy Bubby 1993 R18+
6.00pm, Fri 14 Apr 2023 (114 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bubby has lived his 35 years entirely within the bounds of his family home. Told by his mother that the world outside their house is enveloped in toxic gas, the two live together in squalor, with only their pet cat as company. When his abusive father unexpectedly arrives home after decades away, Bubby’s creative use of clingwrap means that he is suddenly thrust out into a society that he doesn’t understand – and which certainly doesn’t understand him.
A controversial classic of Australian cult cinema, Bad Boy Bubby is a darkly satirical odyssey of self-discovery. Nicholas Hope delivers a transformative performance in the title role, embodying both the trusting innocence and feral violence contained within Bubby. Director Rolf de Heer employed experimental formal techniques – including utilising 32 different cinematographers and custom binaural audio recording – to capture the overwhelming sensorial experience of entering an intimidating world for the very first time.
Bad Boy Bubby will screen from an archival 35mm print.
R18+ | High impact coarse language, sex scenes and themes
Please note: this film contains scenes of sexual abuse and simulated violence against animals.
- Director: Rolf de Heer
- Script: Rolf de Heer
- Cinematographer: Ian Jones
- Editor: Suresh Ayyar
- Print Source: National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra
- Rights: Umbrella Entertainment
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 35mm
- Year: 1993
- Runtime: 114 minutes
- Countries: Australia, Italy
- Language: English
- Colour: Colour