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Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2006)

A Colourful Life is a Docu/Drama based on the colourful life of flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Farr ...
Florence Broadhurst
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Young Florence
Hannah Garbo ...
Child Florence (as Hanna Garbo)
Robert Lloyd-Lewis ...
Himself
Phyllis Nicholson ...
Herself
Ted Bettiens ...
Himself
Les Jensen ...
Himself
Mary Shield ...
Herself
June Gollan ...
Herself
Robyn Miller ...
Herself
Leith Myerson ...
Himself
Marno Parsons ...
Himself
Diana Richardson ...
Herself
Ross Steele ...
Himself
Babette Hayes ...
Herself
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A Colourful Life is a Docu/Drama based on the colourful life of flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst.

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Only Australian Film selected for Competition at The 2006 Sundance International Film Festival. See more »

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Interesting film, but unworthy subject
30 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

While this was an interesting and unusual story, I'm not sure the subject was worth the effort. She reminded me a little of the Conway con-man depicted in Colour Me Kubrick, though perhaps not as criminally inclined as Conway.

The start of the film was very irritating. The cuts of different speakers were very abrupt and the animations were very distracting from the core story. Fortunately they decreased as the film progressed.

I found myself totally not caring for the subject. She appeared to have no scruples, cared for no-one but herself, and was prepared to do anything to get in with people who were not worth knowing. I really felt for her poor, unwanted son.


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