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