From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Libido (1973, AUS) is a Sexploitation film directed by David Baker, Tim Burstall, John B. Murray, Fred Schepisi

Production Notes

The film arose from a series of workshops held in 1971 by the Victorian Branch of the Producers and Directors Guild to help writers work in narrative cinema. Professional writers were invited to prepare short stories on the theme of love which were adapted and produced by members of the Guild. Four of them were linked in the film. Tim Burstall wanted to direct the David Williamson segment but because he had worked with Williamson before was given the Hal Porter one, originally called The Jetty. Burstall made some key changes to the story to make it more autobiographical and work better for film. It was shot at Werribee Park Estate in June 1972. All the stories were shot and filmed in and around Melbourne on 16mm for a budget of $100,000, including $26,000 from the Australian Council for the Arts. (Wikipedia)

Main Details

  • Released in 1973
  • Color
  • Running time: 117 min | Australia:118 min (uncut version)
  • Production Co: Producers' & Directors' Guild of Australia
  • Distribution Co: Z (Australia)
  • Directed by David Baker (episode "Family Man, The") | Tim Burstall (episode "Child, The") | John B. Murray (segment "Husband, The") | Fred Schepisi (segment "Priest, The")
  • Written by Thomas Keneally, Craig McGregor, Hal Porter, David Williamson
  • Starring Elke Neidhart, Bryon Williams, Mark Albiston, John Williams, Jill Forster, Judy Morris
  • Produced by Christopher Muir, John B. Murray
  • Film Editing by David Bilcock, Edward McQueen-Mason


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