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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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In the beach scene, the shadows and light change between shots. The trio arrive in full afternoon sun; in a short while Nona is lit from behind like at sunset, the other characters are lit from overhead like late afternoon. See more »

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Trust in the Lord
Written by H. Laughton
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Sisters reunited in Far Northern Australia
5 October 1998 | by (Cairns Australia) – See all my reviews

Radiance Radiance follows a similar theme to two other quality Australian films; Vacant Possession and Hotel Sorrento. Sisters return to their family home, reunited by the death or impending death of a parent. Radiance has three sisters gathering at a North Queensland bungalow after the death of their mother. Tensions simmer and erupt. Secrets are revealed. Social conventions are explored and confronted. Superlative performances from the actresses lift this film way beyond the average. Louis Nowra's script again exhibits a knowing wit which is especially suited to stage, but Radiance is perhaps even better on the big screen. Nowra's Cosi delighted many Aussies and Radiance won't disappoint.


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