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A Woman's Tale (1991)

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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Florance ... Martha
... Anna
... Billy
... Jonathan
Ernie Gray ... Peter (as Ernest Gray)
Myrtle Woods ... Miss Inchley
Bruce Myles ... Con 1
Alex Menglet ... Con 2
François Bernard ... Neighbor
Manuel Bachet ... Neighbor
Monica Maughan ... Billy's daughter
Max Gillies ... Billy's son-in-law
... Celebrant
David Reid ... Don
Dawn Klingberg ... Don's wife
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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 fact dying of cancer as she created what is essentially a self-portrait. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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26 September 1991 (Australia)  »

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A História de uma Mulher  »

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$405,137
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Featured in A Journey with Paul Cox (1996) See more »

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What an excellent film!
28 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Roger Ebert 2000 Overlooked Film Festival, and I want to say that it is most certainly one film that is more than worth seeing. The sheer power, emotion, and heart that this film brings is absolutely incredible. I also got to hear the director comment on the film, and I realized just how much sheer love went into this film. For anyone who is looking for a film that will make you feel good about life, this is one to see.


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