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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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A Colourful Life See more »

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$122,660
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Only Australian Film selected for Competition at The 2006 Sundance International Film Festival. See more »

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Influential woman artist
1 January 2007 | by janiandrichardSee all my reviews

I have just finished watching this movie on Sundance channel, and I thought it was inspirational. As an artist, I enjoy learning about other women artists, from different time periods, and Florence Broadhurst was an interesting,vibrant, and powerful woman, who had many careers. I have also found that some women artists have not had children, because that can be a full time career itself, and even though she did have children, she was not a good mother to them. She focused on her businesses and her art, to the neglect of her children.

I did love the film though, her designs are timeless and I think the film gave her the credit she deserved. I did also like the style of the film , it seemed like a collage of her life and her work, very artistic and mindfull of the periods of art in which she lived.


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