A contemporary and innovative musical from one of Australia’s veteran independent filmmakers, Bill Mousoulis, My Darling in Stirling is Mousoulis’ 11th feature in a career spanning 40 years. The film is a low-budget community effort, highlighting the town of Stirling situated in the Adelaide Hills (Peramangk country). A fairy-tale but realist musical, where every line is sung, it is a joyful but also melancholic film, about lost innocence. My Darling in Stirling is inspired by the 1964 film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.


A young woman, Emma (Amelie Dunda), studying at university and living at home with her mother and brother in the Adelaide suburbs, falls in love with a cafe waiter Nick (Henry Cooper), who lives and works in the town of Stirling in the Adelaide Hills (Peramangk country). Entranced by the man and the town, she begins to feel a sense of excitement and vitality in her life.