Mr Wrong tells the story of Meg, a country girl who has just moved to the city and whose new car is making some strange and spooky noises... What's more, it attracts the attention of a mysterious stranger who seems to materialise out of thin air.
The screenplay for Mr Wrong was based upon the story by well-known English writer Elizabeth Jane Howard. Director Gaylene Preston used the genre of thriller to examine sexual violence towards women, and what she calls 'the cinderella syndrome'. Using the story of an ordinary young woman leaving home to begin an independent life who is threatened by a quite extraordinary phenomenon, Preston explores alternative reactions to fear and their consequences, as well as the unhappiness caused by the fantasy girls grow up with of "Mr Right".
The film won Preston a nomination for Best Director at the 1986 GOFTA Awards, as well as a win for Best Performance, Female (Heather Bolton).
Colour; 35mm; 1:185