Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This narcissistic and sometimes painfully analytical Australian film took ten years to make. It is essentially the diary of film editor Robert Gibson and included in the tale are scenes from his professional and personal life, with a special emphasis on his complex relationships with women, who agreed to let him make this film, and who frequently offer their own take on the events chronicled. First there is April with whom he has been tumultuously involved for a while. Eventually she heads for London and he promises to follow, but soon after she leaves he meets Gianna, a barmaid, and falls instantly in love. Still he goes to London and asks April for her hand. Trouble ensues when she finds out about Gianna. Gibson goes back to Australia and moves in with the barmaid and they plan to marry. He buys her a $4,000 engagement ring. Time passes and Gianna becomes colder and more withdrawn. When they eventually break up she refuses to return it. The disconsolate Gibson then ends up with Cindy, to whom the film is dedicated.
filmmaker, investigation, film-editor, love, narcissist, romance