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The Road from Coorain (2002)

A compelling tale based on Australian writer Jill Ker Conway's celebrated autobiography about a heroic and ambitious woman's struggle for independence, and her complex relationship with her mother.

Director:

Brendan Maher

Writers:

Jill Ker Conway (dramatisation: of the memoir by), Sue Smith (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Stevenson ... Eve
Richard Roxburgh ... Bill
Katherine Slattery Katherine Slattery ... Jill
Tim Guinee ... Alec
John Howard ... Angus
Alex Tomasetti Alex Tomasetti ... Jill (age 11) (as Alexandra Tomasetti)
Alexandra Galwey Alexandra Galwey ... Jill (age 5)
Bernard Curry ... Bob (adult)
Sam Dunn ... Bob (age 16)
Andrew Keating Andrew Keating ... Bob (age 11)
Sean Hall Sean Hall ... Barry (adult)
Mitchell Firth Mitchell Firth ... Barry (age 14)
Sebastian Lamour Sebastian Lamour ... Barry (age 9)
Raymond 'Jack' Crawford Raymond 'Jack' Crawford ... Jack Kelly
Dempsey Knight Dempsey Knight ... Ron Kelly
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A compelling tale based on Australian writer Jill Ker Conway's celebrated autobiography about a heroic and ambitious woman's struggle for independence, and her complex relationship with her mother.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A függetlenség útja See more »

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"Bossy" does not describe Jill Conway in any way, shape or form
16 April 2007 | by kittencat3-1See all my reviews

Unlike the person who described Jill Ker Conway as "a bossy feminist" who headed an "ivy league women's college," I actually know Jill Conway. She's soft-spoken, polite, and as far from bossy as it's possible to get. This description of her is nothing more than gender stereotyping because she's a woman who has held leadership positions, one of them at a single-sex college, and does her a great disservice.

As for the movie, it was beautifully done, and did a wonderful job of translating Conway's first memoir to the screen. The actress playing actually looked a fair bit like her, which is more than can be said for most biographical films, and did a good job capturing the essence of a girl who's being destroyed from within by a domineering mother and an intellectually barren environment. Great adaptation of a great book.

******* Oh yes. Smith College is not and never has "an ivy league women's college." The Ivy League is all male. Smith is part of the Seven Sisters. Thank you.


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