Beautiful lies: a film about Peter Carey

Australia, 1986

Film
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Peter Carey is one of Australia’s most talented writers. All four of his published works have won major literary awards. This film, takes a journey through his life and work and looks at the way he transforms his native country into a bizarre land of nightmares and surreal comedy. Throughout the film, an interview with Peter Carey is interwoven with lavish dramatisation. An intriguing and illuminating film about a remarkable writer.

Credits

production company

Australian Film Commission

Australia Council

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34577

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Literature → Australian literature

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Authors, Australian

Literature → Carey, Peter

Literature → Creative writing

Literature → Creative writing, Fiction

Literature → Literature

Literature → Literature, Modern - 20th century

People → Carey, Peter

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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