With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »
With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The funeral happens and the three find themselves together in the house for the first time in years. With time to talk, drink and fight, past hurts are revealed and family secrets come out. Written by
bob the moo
Tells the story of three estranged Indigenous sisters who reunite to grieve at their mother's funeral in Northern Australia.
Bringing different backgrounds together, the sisters experience trying to understand their differences, tears for each other, celebrating their lives, prejudices faced in the world, adventure and unveiling family secrets.
Eldest sister Cressy, an opera singer, doesn't particularly want to be there for certain reasons; middle sister, Mae, feels she has done enough and is bitter about life; and the youngest sister, Nona, is the free spirit who wants to have fun.
Fine story and Nona is a delight to watch on screen. Actor Deborah Mailman won the 1998 Australian Film Industry (AFI) Award for Best Actress for Radiance, with the film also being nominated for Best Film, Best Achievement in Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Original Music Score and Best Production Design.
Good movie to watch with your sisters.
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