A young man dealing with his troubled past, is captivated by the fanciful and surreal world of a wildly, irrepressible older man and his decrepit yet compelling mother.
By turns hilariously funny, geniuinely moving and even at times chillingly cold. It pulls few punches as it handles issues seldom considered in bigger budget Australian films.Linda AdairRochford Street Review
Bathing Franky never compromises its vision as it deals with difficult issuesLouise KellerUrban Cinefile
“Broaching tough themes that include forgiveness, redemption and dealing with the elderly, first time screenwriter Michael Winchester’s vision is fearless”
“By turns hilariously funny, genuinely moving and even, at times chillingly cold, the surprises of the screenplay are always grounded in the emotional truth of the characters”
With its difficult and uncompromising themes of palliative care, personal sacrifice, abusive sexual relationships and drug dependency, Bathing Franky is a bittersweet mixed bag, writes Carly Millar.