June (Noni Hazlehurst) experiences some temporary lucidity; despite the fact she’s been living with Dementia for several years. After bolting from the aged care home, she visits her last residence and is shocked to find some new tenants living in her home!
Her family are pleased she’s herself again but she’s missed out on some major life news and milestones. She attempts to impart her wisdom onto her adult children, Ginny (Claudia Karvan) and Devon (Stephen Curry) but is met with some resistance.
When June decides to go on a road trip to retrieve her beloved dresser, you can tell things aren’t going to end well.
This drama comedy gives us a chance to walk a mile in June’s shoes. We can feel the confusion and frustration of June and the family around living with dementia. The film successfully avoids being overly saccharine, but it sometimes misses the mark. The light humorous moments are tinged with a bittersweet sadness.
June Again is a lovely Australian film about embracing each day.
Australian release date of 6 May 2021
About June Again
In the heartfelt dramedy JUNE AGAIN, a twist of fate gives family matriarch June (Noni Hazlehurst) a reprieve from an ongoing illness. Much to their amazement, June re-enters the lives of her adult children, Ginny (Claudia Karvan) and Devon (Stephen Curry) and learns that ‘things haven’t gone according to plan’. With limited time but plenty of pluck, she sets about trying to put everything, and everyone, back on track. When her meddling backfires, June sets out on a romantic journey of her own and discovers she needs help from the very people she was trying to rescue.
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Key Cast: Noni Hazlehurst, Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry
Director: JJ Winlove
Run Time: 99 minutes