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Bet (Jan Adele) discovers her daughter-in-law Lilli (Judy Davis) at the caravan park. Lilli is talking to Bet’s granddaughter Ally (Claudia Karvan), who does not know that Lilli is her mother.

Curator’s notes

Laura Jones’s screenplay richly details the characters in the half-hour leading up to the moment of revelation. Lilli has spent her life running away from responsibility and is unsure how to react when suddenly confronted by Ally, the daughter she has never known. Bet knows exactly how she feels about her daughter-in-law. The conflict between demonstrative Bet and emotionally vulnerable Lilli supplies High Tide with a rich exploration of mothers and motherhood.

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