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Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2006)

A Colourful Life is a Docu/Drama based on the colourful life of flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst.

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Gillian Armstrong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Farr Judi Farr ... Florence Broadhurst
Felicity Price ... Young Florence
Hannah Garbo Hannah Garbo ... Child Florence (as Hanna Garbo)
Robert Lloyd-Lewis Robert Lloyd-Lewis ... Himself
Phyllis Nicholson Phyllis Nicholson ... Herself
Ted Bettiens Ted Bettiens ... Himself
Les Jensen Les Jensen ... Himself
Mary Shield Mary Shield ... Herself
June Gollan June Gollan ... Herself
Robyn Miller Robyn Miller ... Herself
Leith Myerson Leith Myerson ... Himself
Marno Parsons Marno Parsons ... Himself
Diana Richardson Diana Richardson ... Herself
Ross Steele Ross Steele ... Himself
Babette Hayes Babette Hayes ... Herself
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A Colourful Life is a Docu/Drama based on the colourful life of flamboyant design pioneer Florence Broadhurst.

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Country:

Australia

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English

Release Date:

28 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Only Australian Film selected for Competition at The 2006 Sundance International Film Festival. See more »

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Wonderful Work, Fascinating Woman
16 January 2007 | by yenntaSee all my reviews

At first I was put off by the seen-too-much-of-it cutesy animation, but it WAS suited to the subject, and before I could chill utterly, I fell in love with Florence Broadhurst. The story was nicely set-up, It had a nice structure, and it had some drama which helped it work, but it was the people interviewed that captivated along with the few actual shots of Broadhurst and the charismatic sound of her rather amazing VOICE, the quotes from letters: all those things were laid out with tremendous charm. I loved The Ladies of the Black & White ball with their clothes and furniture and hairdos and grudging admiration, AND the employees of the company with their affection and humor, and then all the work she FINALLY did, the artistry and craftsmanship she had in her all along. Tremendously satisfying film.


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