Love Serenade

Love Serenade
Directed by Shirley Barrett
Produced by Jan Chapman
Written by Shirley Barrett
Starring Miranda Otto
Cinematography Mandy Walker
Edited by Denise Haratzis
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
20 May 1996 (1996-05-20)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

Love Serenade is a 1996 Australian feature film directed by Shirley Barrett. It is a comedy film which has the tagline: "Two sisters will do anything to hook the right man."[1]

There are not many characters in Love Serenade, which is set in a fictitious, almost-deserted town called Sunray, located on the Murray River. It is a thinly disguised version of Robinvale, Victoria, which was the location of the movie.[2]

We're introduced to a pair of sisters, Dimity (Miranda Otto) and Vicki-Ann (Rebecca Frith), who share a house. Dimity, the shy and insecure sibling, is a waitress at a local Chinese restaurant. Vicki-Ann, the brash one, is a hair stylist. Both are looking for love, although the prospects in Sunray seem bleak, at best. That is, until Ken Sherry (George Shetsov), a thrice divorced Brisbane DJ personality, moves into the house next door.[3]

During the filming of the Silo Scene, Stuntman Collin Dragsbaek died when he fell onto a faulty airbag.[4]


Miranda Otto (l) & George Shevtsov (r)


The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d'Or.[5]

Box office

Love Serenade grossed $836,110 at the box office in Australia,.[6]

See also


  1. Love Serenade (1996)
  2. "Love Serenade". Film North West Victoria. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  3. Love Serenade review
  4. Cahill, Phillippe (13 May 1999). "Oz biz under fire after two stuntmen die". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  5. "Festival de Cannes: Love Serenade". Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  6. Film Victoria – Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
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