WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »
In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit ... See full summary »
Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant as it was written specifically for the lead actress, Sheila Florance, who was in ... See full summary »
Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia. But Alma doesn't fit into her daughter's political-hostess life ... See full summary »
Dramatization of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries which detail his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his marriage to his Hungarian wife.
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »
The centuries old battle between the powers of heaven and the forces of hell have collided in a final modern day showdown. The determining factor my lie in the heart of a little girl, ... See full summary »
Ben, an arrogant, hustling property developer is wrongly arrested and things from bad to worse when he accidentally punches a policeman at the station. Sentenced to community service at a ... See full summary »
Barry, a biblical scholar is married to Gloria, a self delusional televangelist with a thriving church franchise. Barry needs more human warmth, intimacy and love than Gloria can offer. Irina, a Russian immigrant has fallen into prostitution in Melbourne after leaving Russia to support her mother and daughter. A fellow Russian, Anton, with underworld connections, constantly threatens her world. Through his brother, Barry meets Irina and starts to confide in her and trust her. Barry works out a brilliant plot which solves all their problems. Written by
Paul Cox presents yet another brilliant and thought provoking film for fans of his work. Prompted by a comment he heard from a high profile tele-evangelist who said "God wanted me to have cosmetic surgery", or the like, and Paul was away with Salvation. Paul's clear view of the insidious nature of some of these self appointed authorities of faith, results in an hilarious script allowing a strong cast to weave a tale of mirth. The Australian cast is rich in talent including Wendy Hughes, Kim Gyngell, Bruce Myles, Natasha Novak, Alex Menglet, Chris Haywood, Terry Norris, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Monica Maughan, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Barry Humphries. Barry Humphries character and his depiction reduced me to tears. So moving and thoughtful. Watch for the many magic moments where Paul Cox allows you to share his eye for the special times and visuals this earthy world has to offer.
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