SWEETIE | SUNDAY 19 - 20.30
Australia / 1989 / 104 minutes / 35mm / Colour / English with French subtitles
Director: Jane Campion / Screenplay: Gerard Lee, Jane Campion / Cinematography: Sally Bongers / Music: Martin Armiger / Producer: John Maynard, Arena Film Pty Ltd / Cast: Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling.
Single and solitary, Kay lives eaten up by her fears. After visiting a clairvoyant who predicts that she will meet a man, Kay begins her search. She is attracted to Louis, a calm young man, and soon moves in with him. But before long, their initial happiness gives way to a polite, distant relationship. Then Kay's sister Sweetie turns up, a real human tornado, a pudgy female punk who dreams of stardom and who seems to swing perpetually between madness and brilliance. When their father appears, having been deserted by his wife, the question of Sweetie's future suddenly arises.