Jane Campion, Australia, 1989, 104 mins, 35mm, Source: National Film and Sound Archive, Courtesy: Arenafilm

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Campion's accomplished first feature is a bizarre black comedy, filled with unsettling themes and images that brilliantly depict the workings of a dysfunctional family.

Sweetie features an unforgettable performance from Geneviève Lemon as Dawn, aka Sweetie.

It was nominated for a Golden Palm at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and garnered AFI nominations for Cinematography, Acting and Original Screenplay (winning the latter).

'There it all was, laid out in blood and passion on the screen, the emotional turmoil of a family's life'. Roger Ebert

Dates   Sat 18 Jun 2005, 2pm
Admission   All Tickets $8
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