Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘daughters’

24 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

B

Bit of Black Business – Back Seat short film – 2007

One day seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Janine, who is meeting her biological family for the first time.

Bit of Black Business – Hush short film – 2007

Ethel’s daughter thinks her mum and Mary get together to play cards. She’s shocked to discover they’ve found an unexpected new way of supplementing their pensions.

C

The Cheaters (silent) feature film – 1929

Paula Marsh decides to end her career as a thief after falling in love with Lee Travers, son of a wealthy businessman.

The Cheaters (sound version) feature film – 1931

Paula Marsh decides to end her career as a thief after falling in love with Lee Travers, son of a wealthy businessman.

Clay feature film – 1965

Nick, a killer on the run from the police, takes shelter in an isolated artists’ colony. He falls in love with Margot, a sculptress.

Compass – The Cardinal’s Cousin television program – 2005

Monica, a lesbian and a former nun, published a letter she’d sent to her cousin, Cardinal George Pell, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney.

D

Deadly Yarns – Sugar Bag short film – 2004

A story of love and endurance about an Aboriginal child fathered by a white man and hunted down by police troopers.

Death Defying Acts feature film – 2007

Filmmakers often tell imagined stories to explore a famous figure or incident and this love story involving Harry Houdini in 1926 is a good example.

Driving Home short film – 1999

In this animated short film, a young Korean immigrant struggles to define her cultural identity.

E

Episodes in Disbelief short film – 2000

This short animation is a reflection on childhood loss as the narrator attempts to come to terms with the death of her father.

F

The Far Paradise feature film – 1928

Despite their love for each other, family loyalties keep Cherry Carson and Peter Lawton apart until Cherry learns the truth about her father’s past.

H

Hey Sista! short film – 2001

A coming of age story about a girl who just wants to play basketball … and have straight hair.

High Tide feature film – 1987

Judy Davis makes her deeply flawed character compelling and, without her in the role, audiences may have rejected the character.

K

Kath and Kim – Money television program – 2002

Kath’s 'look at moi’ is the show’s most famous catchphrase and the vernacular of the 'foxy ladies’ has become a recognisable fixture in popular culture.

Kolynos Dental Cream Advertisement: Next Please advertisement – c1944

This advertisement employs a clever use of voice-over that moves the narration into direct dialogue with its characters and audience.

L

La Spagnola feature film – 2001

The men here are little better than beasts, and into sex without responsibility; the women are crafty, creative and capable of malice.

The Last Days of Chez Nous feature film – 1992

The Last Days of Chez Nous was one of the most interesting films of the early 1990s.

M

Maxonol Gramophone: Buy a Good Gramophone and Keep Her at Home advertisement – 1925

Typically for a cinema advertisement of the time, it takes a narrative style and is shot like a slowly paced short film.

My Mother Told Me short film – 2007

A fragmentary account of the horrors of war in Cambodia evolves into an exploration of its aftershocks in a family and the impact of cultural dislocation on identity.

P

The Piano feature film – 1993

The Piano is a film about an artist and the story of a woman whose passionate nature is akin to a form of madness. Both themes are common to Jane Campion’s work.

R

Redfern Beach short film – 2001

Redfern Beach is a love story between two people from different cultural backgrounds, set in a fish-processing factory.

S

The Shiralee feature film – 1957

Arguably there are two major themes in Australian cinema – the problem of the landscape, and the related problem of masculinity – and both are the subject of The Shiralee.

The Sound of One Hand Clapping feature film – 1997

Sonja Buloh returns to Hobart 20 years after leaving her violent father, Bojan. Their reunion ignites painful memories of shattered family life.

T

Travelling North feature film – 1987

Casting Leo McKern was a coup because he almost never accepted roles in his place of birth once he’d become successful in England.