Blessed 2009 MA15+
3.30pm, Wed 7 Oct 2020 (113 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art, Cinema A & Cinema B
A powerful film about seven wayward youths and the inner lives of their mothers, Blessed is a modern gem of Australian cinema from Ana Kokkinos (Head On 1998).
Set over a single day, Blessed carefully weaves together the stories of a group of young people whose fraught circumstances have left them adrift on the streets of Melbourne. The film also depicts the equally troubled circumstances of these characters’ mothers, creating a rich emotional tapestry that is held together by Jill Bilcock’s astute editing. Frances O’Connor won the AACTA Award for Best Actress for her role in the film, where she appears alongside an exceptional cast that also includes Frances O’Connor, Miranda Otto and Wayne Blair.
Blessed will screen from a rare archival 35mm print.
- Director: Ana Kokkinos
- Script: Christos Tsiolkas
- Editor: Jill Bilcock
- Cast: Wayne Blair
- Rights: Icon Film Distribution
- Year: 2009
- Runtime: 113 minutes
- Country: Australia
- Language: English
- Screening Format: 35mm