A City's child

Australia, 1971

Film
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An award-winning dramatic treatment of individual loneliness in a large city. Monica Maughan plays a spinster approaching middle age who lives with a dominating mother. After the death of her mother, unable to make human contact, she slips into a fantasy world in which a small doll becomes her “daughter”. The film was shot on 16mm for about $30,000.

Credits

director

Brian Kavanagh

production company

Experimental Film and Television Fund of the Australian Council for the Arts

Kavanagh Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36516

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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