Ages of Man

Directors : Claire Leona Apps

Ages of Man poster Australian Film Festival OZIFF

Overview & Credits


In this anthology of short fiction, three men are placed in vulnerable situations with three women, resulting in a comedic horror story. The audience is thrown into a world where women's invisible labor, which keeps the world spinning, is highlighted. Through these vignettes, the men's lack of awareness of what contributes to their self-esteem and well-being is revealed, exposing a blind spot. They are unable to discern whether they are being rescued, destroyed, or replaced.

Director Biography

Raised in Asia and educated at the London Film School, British-Canadian award-winning writer/director Claire Leona Apps's debut feature And Then I Was French, released in 2018, is a psychological thriller compared by critics to Andrea Arnold and David Lynch. Apps is known for her cross-cultural perspective and for using dark comedy to challenge ideas about society as we know it. Previous writing and directing credits include Gweipo, Aceh Recovers, Girl Blue Running Shoe and Ruminate. Her work has been screened on the BBC, shown at The Great North Museum and premiered at prestigious festivals such as St. Louis International Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Cinefest Sudbury, and East End Film Festival. She is a BAFTA LA newcomer. Claire has worked with outstanding actors such as Francesca Annis, Rebecca Hall and Olivia Poulet.


Martina Silcock - Producer
Claire Leona Apps - Director

Key Cast

Kahyun Kim - Anna
Rusty Sarhan - Leo
Meera Rohit Kimbhani - Maya
George Aivaliotis - Jason
Carly Turro - Emily
Stephen Agyei - Emily