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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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 ... 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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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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As Beautiful and Moving as You'll Ever See
25 September 2002 | by talas1See all my reviews

This movie is one of the greatest of all times, along with Chushingura, The Burmese Harp, Ken Russell's 'Women In Love' and the Aussie Movie, 'Bliss'(not american version).... Moves you and makes me glad to be alive, great acting, great film techniques, shows don't need a big budget to make a beautiful film above the crap from Hollywood.


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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