Fran

Australia, 1985

Film
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Fran never knew her father, her mother was an alcoholic and she was a ward of the state at age five. Now in her thirties, Fran lives with her three children in suburbia. She is restless and has no intention of settling down. Fran has a way of attracting men and pick ups Jeff, a barman. Their relationship develops to a point where Fran is willing to follow him around the country. Unfortunately, Fran’s three children do not fit in with Jeff’s plans and Fran, blinded by love, dumps them with relatives for a “few days”. A “few days” becomes a few months and the children are placed in a welfare home. Fran’s life then becomes an endless battle with debt collectors and welfare officials, not only fighting for her children but fighting to be loved herself. Cast: Noni Hazlehurst, Alan Fletcher.

Credits

director

Glenda Hambly

producer

David Rapsey

Paul D. Barron

production company

Barron Films

Language

English

Duration

01:34:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36522

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Sex crimes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Single parents

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child abuse

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sex crimes

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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