Sweetie

Australia, 1989

Film
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Kay is frightened of the future and the present, of life and death of loneliness and love. She’s frightened of trees that wither and die, frightened of shadow and light, frightened of giving herself up to her dreams and memories. When a clairvoyant describes, minutely, the man of her life, Kay abruptly interrupts the constant stream of monogamous relationships which had been her pattern, to set up home with Louis, the ex-boyfriend of a colleague. After a year of apparent happiness, her fears are rekindled, she turns away from Louis and withdraws inexorably into herself. that’s when her sister, Sweetie, appears. Sweetie is impulsive and untidy, a fat adolescent who, her father believes, is the artist of the family. She loses no time in turning Kay’s ordered world upside down with her capricious demands, voracious sensuality, enormous appetite and terrifying rages. Cast: Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos.

Credits

director

Jane Campion

producer

John Maynard

production company

Arenafilm

Language

English

Duration

01:37:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36079

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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