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Age and memories blend like wine and cheese by the lakeside
uds3 from Longmont, Colorado
10 November 2001
Here's a great opportunity to catch an early Gillian Armstrong work as she
paints a tapestry of interweaving lives, not happy ones - just REAL ones.
Ruth Cracknell is old Mrs Bilson, at odds with, and at an enforced
from her own daughter with whom, for many reasons she does not speak. She
seeks refuge from an unbearable home environment that she herself has
to create. Her only pleasure these days is solace in quiet places, alone
with her thoughts and bitter regrets. It is an acidic existence. Elizabeth
Crosby is misbegotten young Charlie, hoping to solidify a rocky love
with her boyfriend by removing him from what she sees as the 'temptations'
of the city.
The two meet by chance one day, when Mrs Bilson is dropped off at her
favorite spot by the lake. Despite the cultural and age differences, the
are drawn together and these meetings become regular therapeutic journeys
experience. Gillian Armstrong tenderly evokes a drama which explores
choices, past and present, hope ever on the horizon, friendship in the
Thought provoking and meditational cinema - the quintessential Gillian
Armstrong. Cracknell and Crosby are on fire here. See it!
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