WED 24 JAN, 7PM | Arc Cinema | $10/$8
2009 | MA | 100mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Rachel Ward
Rachel Ward directs this powerful tale of buried family secrets.
"Rachel Ward doesn't put a foot wrong in her feature debut as writer/director, transposing the American novel with consummate ease into an Australian story - because her instincts are right and it is not rooted in the culture of a country, but in the hearts of the characters. Told in parallel narratives of the present and the damaging, destructive past, the story is clear and balanced, with a contemporary sensibility. The mood is well maintained - an often edgy ordinariness that hides the deep scars that finally surface with irrepressible vigour." - Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
An image of Sophie Lowe dancing in character from the production of Beautiful Kate (2009) features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.