Beautiful Kate

Beautiful Kate
  • 2009
  • Australia
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rachel Ward
  • Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody, Ben Mendelsohn
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British director Ward's first film is an impressively acted drama about a writer who is haunted by memories of his beautiful twin sister - who died tragically a quarter century - when he returns to the remote family home for a last goodbye to his dying father. Skipping between the decaying, emotionally stifled present and the fertile land of the past, Ward achieves a distinctive visual sensibility for each era.

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Beautiful Kate

23 Jul 20103 stars

Assured directorial debut from British actress Rachel Ward

(15) 101min The directorial debut of British actress Rachel Ward, Beautiful Kate is an assured adaptation of a novel by American writer Newton Thornburg, which was originally set in 1970s Idaho. The film-maker has transplanted the story to contemporary…

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