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The Young One: A Portrait of the Conductor Simone Young (1995)


Biographical documentary on the life and times of Australian conductor Simone Young. The film follows her across continents, into rehearsals, during performances and sees her at home with her partner Greg and daughter Yvann.

Curator’s notes

The film is an intimate portrait of a woman whose talent and ability overcame the tightly held conventions of the world of classical music that said a conductor had to be a man.