Beautiful lies: a film about Peter Carey

Australia, 1986

Film

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.

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Credits

director

Don Featherstone

production company

Australia Council

Australian Film Commission

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017476

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

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MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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