Shame 1988 M

6.00PM Wed 14 Apr 2021 (1hr 34mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Shame will screen from an NFSA Restores digital restoration.

'Asta, a hard-edged, motorbike-riding barrister, arrives in an outback town terrorised by predatory young men who attack any woman they can get their hands on. Discovering that a teenage girl has been brutally assaulted, Asta endeavours to bring the perpetrators to justice; but when the local authorities let them off the hook, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

A pulsating, over-the-top action thriller with a decidedly feminist bent, Shame – directed by Steve Jodrell (His Master's Ghost) – is a classic of 1980s Australian cinema; Deborra-lee Furness' performance as the film's arse-kicking protagonist earning her best actress awards at both the Film Critics Circle of Australia and Seattle International Film Festival.' MIFF

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 94 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: STEVE JODRELL / SCRIPT: BEVERLY BLANKENSHIP, MICHAEL BRINDLEY / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEPH PICKERING / EDITOR: KERRY REGAN / STUNT COORDINATOR: PETER WEST / PROD CO: BARRON ENTERTAINMENT, UAA FILMS / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: NFSA RESTORES DCP