Blessed 2009 MA15+
3.30PM Wed 7 Oct 2020 (1hr 53mins)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed
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.
113 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ANA KOKKINOS / SCRIPT: ANDREW BOVELL, PATRICIA CORNELIUS, MELISSA REEVES, CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS / EDITOR: JILL BILCOCK / CAST: FRANCES O’CONNOR, MIRANDA OTTO, WAYNE BLAIR / RIGHTS: ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION