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The Screen Guide

It is 1865. An isolated slab hut. While a man roams the Australian goldfields, his wife, a mute Irish woman and her two small children fight starvation. Her husband is a professional storyteller and a dreamer. Unable to speak, how can she communicate her most desperate anxieties?

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Crew

Director
Joanna Arrowsmith
Writers
Joanna Arrowsmith
Producer
Prue Adams
Dir. of Photography
Jane Castle
Composer
Graeme Prince
Editor
Duncan Sinclair

Cast

Rosemary Harris - Brendan Higgins - Caitlin Kelly - Donna Cardona

Production Details

Production Completion
1990
Genre
History and national identity, Thriller

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Toowoomba Film Festival
    (1991)