High tide

Australia, 1988

Film
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Lilli (Judy Davis) is back-up singer for an Elvis Presley imitator (Frankie J. Holden) and living an aimless life on the edge of show business. She is strong minded and independent. She is also alone and lost, drifting to escape commitment. When Lilli is kicked out of her act she finds herself stranded in a coastal town with a broken down car, no money, no job and nowhere to go. Through a strange twist of fate she befriends a teenage surfie kid, Ally (Claudia Karvan) who is the daughter she abandoned as an infant who was raised by her grandmother, a gutsy stern survivor (Jan Adele). “High Tide” follows the painful reunion between mother and daughter with an unflinching and at times hurtful honesty.

Credits

director

Gillian Armstrong

producer

Sandra Levy

Language

English

Duration

01:43:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36472

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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