Genre: Comedy, Drama. Dir: Heath Davis. Country: Australia.
For generations, dressing up for Book Week has been an Aussie school tradition. But for high-school English teacher Nicholas Cutler (Alan Dukes), it’s the week from hell. Once a literary enfant terrible, he’s now simply a terrible man struggling to instil a love of reading in teenagers more interested in their phones. Nicholas is tantalisingly close to a literary comeback with a trashy zombie story – but it’ll be at the expense of his students, colleagues and long-suffering family. A wry new comedy with a genial fondness for community – the kind you don’t always find in books.