Mary and Max (12A)
7 October 2012
The true story of an unlikely friendship, Mary and Max is based on director Adam Elliotís own experience of a lifelong pen- friendship. The result is a wonder of animation which captures, but never makes fun of, human loneliness. Eight year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle lives in the suburbs of Melbourne and Max Horovitz, an obese 44 year-old Jewish man, lives in Manhattan. As the years go by, Max is diagnosed with Aspergerís thanks to the revelations he undergoes as a result of Maryís letters, while Mary learns to love herself as a result of his.