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We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Radiance

Directed by Rachel Perkins
1998
Australia
83 minutes
M
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The award-winning first feature by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae) tells the touching and humorous story of estranged sisters reuniting for their mother’s funeral.
It's a joy to welcome Radiance back to SFF. Twenty-three years after its premiere at the 45th Festival, it remains a powerful, authentic and vital Australian film. The spectacular setting is a run-down family home on a beachfront in sugar cane country, North Queensland. When aloof eldest sister Cressy (Rachael Maza), bitter middle daughter Mae (Trisha Morton-Thomas) and bubbly young Nona (Deborah Mailman in her star-making AFI-winning debut) are forced into each other's company for the first time in years it doesn't take long for squabbling to start. As day turns into a long and unforgettable night, grievances are aired, truths told, and the past is put into life-changing perspective.

Presented by the National Film and Sound Archive's digital restoration program – NFSA Restores – reviving our cinema icons.
It is enormously moving… Deborah Mailman is a powerhouse on screen.
Margaret Pomeranz, The Movie Show

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Sat 13 Nov
4pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
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Program Strand
Classics Restored
Year
1998
Classification
M
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Rachel Perkins
Producer
Ned Lander, Andrew Myer
Cast
Deborah Mailman, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza
Screenwriter
Louis Nowra
Cinematographer
Warwick Thornton
Editor
James Bradley
Genre
First Nations, Retrospective, Australian Films, Focus on Women, Women Directors
Company Credits
Print Source: National Film & Sound Archive of Australia
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