Alena Lodkina is a Russian-born, Melbourne-based director. Her debut feature, Strange Colours (2017), had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Petrol (2022), which is her most recent film, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival this year.
Eva, an impressionable film student, befriends Mia, a charismatic performance artist who quickly captures her imagination. As Eva moves in with Mia and their lives grow more entwined, Eva embarks on a journey of awakening, haunted by dreams, fantasy and ghosts. Petrol is a story of a haunted friendship between two young women discovering the world and themselves through a strange bond.
Director : Alena Lodkina Producer : Kate Laurie Screenwriter : Alena Lodkina Cinematographer : Michael Latham Production Designer: Leah Popple Editor : Luiz Pretti Sound : Gustavo Fioravante, Pablo Lamar, Ariel Henrique Music : Raven Mahon, Mikey Young
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