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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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Paul Cox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Florance ... Martha
Gosia Dobrowolska ... Anna
Norman Kaye ... Billy
Chris Haywood ... Jonathan
Ernie Gray Ernie Gray ... Peter (as Ernest Gray)
Myrtle Woods Myrtle Woods ... Miss Inchley
Bruce Myles Bruce Myles ... Con 1
Alex Menglet Alex Menglet ... Con 2
François Bernard François Bernard ... Neighbor
Manuel Bachet Manuel Bachet ... Neighbor
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ... Billy's daughter
Max Gillies ... Billy's son-in-law
Tony Llewellyn-Jones ... Celebrant
David Reid David Reid ... Don
Dawn Klingberg Dawn Klingberg ... Don's wife
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Storyline

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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australia | independent film | See All (2) »

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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1991 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Mulher See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Gross USA:

$405,137
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1991 (1992) See more »

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What an excellent film!
28 April 2000 | by Sparhawk-5See 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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