"My Fiona ultimately proves a therapeutic experience. There’s heart here behind the mourning, but not in a manner that sugar-coats or talks down to the journey of mourning."
"It’s phenomenal, a must-watch film."
"Walker crafts a profound and courageous indie film that dives deep into the myriad of human sexuality and emotions."
"In its honest and multi-faceted depiction of grief, My Fiona is a standout success, highlighting the complexities of loss whilst avoiding moral judgment."
"My Fiona pinpoints such universal experiences that I believe anyone who has ever lost somebody will easily be able to find themselves in these characters, and Jane’s journey towards acceptance and closure is something we can all be inspired by. This film excellently balances devastation and hope, making for a deeply emotional watch. Have your tissues at the ready for this one."
"Sensitively written, directed, and performed, the standout here is Jeanette Maus as Jane."
"Walker playfully injects moments of humour and joy into her debut, providing a sense of comic relief among the emotional turmoil. Executed with elegance and humility, My Fiona definitely deserves checking out in celebration of LGBTQI+ cinema."
"My Fiona is a psychological thriller disguised as the archetypal Sundance-friendly comedy-drama, dissecting the messiness of grief while acknowledging that the only ever closure can be accepting the trauma that lies ahead."
"My Fiona will break your heart and put it back together again."
"Fuelled both by grief and desire, their story together is sincere exploration of how non-linear and destructive a profound loss can be to one's ability to see sense."
By never reaching a conclusive answer, WALKER'S movie achieves a sweet realism despite its potential soapiness. It doesn’t resort to histrionics or overplay emotional cues. The avoidance of dramatic climaxes also reinforces the sense of an unfulfilled yearning to get closure."
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Following selection in BFI Flare in 2020, Australian filmmaker Kelly Walker is set to debut her first feature film, MY FIONA, at Queer Screen’s 28th annual Mardi Gras Film Festival on 23 February, 2021.
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This week on The Arts Hour, Australian filmmaker Kelly Walker talks about her debut feature, My Fiona, and the portrayal of gay characters on screen.
BFI Flare filmmakers plot next steps for their films: “We can’t allow ourselves to be bitter”
We talk about Walker's debut feature MY FIONA and break down her process and experience at every step. In this episode you'll hear practical tips on writing, development, production, and making the leap to features.