Australian #52FilmsByWomen #DirectedByWomen – In Progressby melissabrattoni | created - 01 Apr 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
(To pledge visit: womeninfilm.org/52-films/) Recently completing the #52FilmsByWomen challenge I'm embarking on another year. This time as a further challenge to myself I will watch Australian films/directors of any genre, to fulfill my interest in this area.
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1. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Votes: 49,433 | Gross: $2.02M
2. Berlin Syndrome (2017)
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
Votes: 20,100 | Gross: $0.03M
5. In the Cut (2003)
R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller
New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.
Votes: 20,934 | Gross: $4.75M
8. Beautiful Kate (2009)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »
9. Sleeping Beauty (2011)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
Votes: 29,973 | Gross: $0.04M
10. 52 Tuesdays (2013)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama
16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.
11. Inner Demon (2014)
84 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenage girl is abducted by a serial killer couple and manages to escape and find refuge in an isolated farmhouse, only to discover it is home to greater horrors and a malevolent spirit.
12. Jasper Jones (2017)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »
13. Zelos (2017)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship - a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.
14. Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »
16. Looking for Grace (2015)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
After a teenage girl named Grace goes missing, her parents along with the help of an investigator seek to find her, while also juggling their own secrets and stories between them.
17. Out of the Shadows (I) (2017)
TV-14 | 88 min | Thriller
A newly married detective and his pregnant wife move into their dream home unaware of its dark history. When his wife claims their baby is being tormented by a supernatural force and seeks ... See full summary »
19. Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,301 | Gross: $1.51M
20. The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?
Votes: 8,357 | Gross: $0.09M
21. Cargo (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.
22. The Butterfly Tree (2017)
TV-14 | 97 min | Drama
Evelyn, a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son, Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, old... See full summary »
23. The Second (2018)
94 min | Mystery, Thriller
The persona of a celebrated author is threatened when her best friend and muse reveals the dark secret behind her first novel's provenance, igniting an incendiary tale of sex, lies and betrayal.
24. Sunday (V) (2014)
71 min | Drama, Romance
Eve and Charlie are about to have a baby but they are no longer together. After years of history and months of separation they have 24 hours to find their way forward. Set in Christchurch, ... See full summary »
25. Lost Gully Road (2017)
80 min | Horror, Thriller
Lucy travels to an isolated house in the forest to wait for her sister. They have worked out a risky scheme for their future and all she needs to do is sit it out. However a sinister presence may have something different in mind.
27. Strange Colours (2017)
85 min | Drama
Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her estranged, ill father. Lost and alone, she falls into his bewildering world, where men escape society and share ideals of freedom. Soon, he doesn't want her to leave.
28. Judy & Punch (2019)
105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.
29. The Nightingale (I) (2018)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Votes: 11,903 | Gross: $0.39M
30. Suburban Wildlife (2019)
90 min | Drama
Following their recent graduation, 4 friends distract themselves from the looming responsibilities of adulthood. But as the boundaries between real and surreal blur, they are faced with decisions that will define the rest of their lives.