One of the defining narratives in Australian cinema is the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Australian 'coming of age' films capture aspects of identity particular to recent Australian history. They engage with cultural difference, Indigenous Australia and relationships to land and place, often with heartache and humour. This program celebrates the sophisticated storytelling within this genre of Australian cinema and includes some of Australia's most acclaimed titles, directors and actors.
QAGOMA acknowledges the Nation film and Sound Archive Australia for providing prints for this program. 'Coming of Age' curated by Rosie Hays, Australian Cinémathèque with film notes by Rosie Hays (RH) and Rachel O'Reilly (ROR).
List of Works
Three to Go 1969 | Directors: Peter Weir, Brian Hannant, Oliver Howes
Walkabout 1971 | Director: Nicholas Roeg
The Devil's Playground 1976 | Director: Fred Schepisi
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975 | Director: Peter Weir
Smokes and Lollies 1975 | Director: Gillian Armstrong
Storm Boy 1976 | Director: Henri Safran
My Brilliant Career 1979 | Director: Gillian Armstrong