• 1989
  • Australia
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos.

Controversial debut feature from New Zealand born Campion follows the fortunes of two sisters: the quiet, nervy Kay (Colston) and the unpredictably psychotic Sweetie (Lemon), whose behavioural eccentricities involve eating china ornaments and painting herself blue. Boldly scripted and composed, the film brings a dreamlike quality to the everyday, but beneath all the self-consciously challenging camerawork, there breathes a very simple tale of common humanity.

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