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Radiance (1998)

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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

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Familiar territory but an enjoyable film
25 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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.

From the plot synopsis you will immediately know that we are on familiar territory when it comes to female driven movies. This one is pretty much in a well known mould and travels a familiar narrative thread but not really to it's detriment. Instead the film is sparky enough and the revelations/devices interesting enough to really hold the interest no problem.

The cast really help the material as each of the three women are strong in their roles, each for different reasons. They use the material well to create characters that are interesting and have room for the audience to find out more. Of course, the fact that the film is very dialogue driven and features only three people for the majority, leaves the risk that the film will feel like a stage play on film rather than a film. To avoid this the director does a good job of using very good internal sets as well as wide-open externals on the beach or the open road.

Overall you will have seen this sort of female soul searching/family secrets film before but that doesn't make this a lesser film for that. The cast are really good value and the material is involving and interesting enough to keep the film moving along really well. The direction uses the cast well to have all the strengths of film while also keeping the dialogue and intimacy of a play.


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