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"My Mother Frank"
Latest Updated by 2005-12-05 17:21:44

Waratah Australian Film Festival 2005 will be held on the consecutive weekends of 2 to 4 and 9 to 11 December 2005 in Guangzhou again.

Ten Australian movies  made in recent year will be showed to the public at Guangzhou Feiyang Cinema City in Zhengjia Guangchang in Tianhe.

Three famous Australian stars, Mr Garry McDonald, Mr Ben Mendelsohn, Mr Roy Billing also arrived in Guangzhou to promote the festival.

Cast:  Sinead Cusack, Sam Neill, Matthew Newton, Sacha Horler, Rose Byrne, Lynette Curran

Director:  Mark Lamprell

Genre:  Comedy/Drama

Australia 1999, colour, 95 minutes, in English with Chinese subtitles


Fifty one year old widow Francis "Frank" Kennedy (Sinead Cusack) leads a boring life dominated by devout Roman Catholicism and an over-protective attitude to her university student son David (Matthew Newton). Her friend Jean (Lynette Curran) wants her to open a dress shop while David suggests she enrol in a course of some kind. After initial hesitation Frank enrols at the same campus as David, where conservative and chauvanistic Professor Mortlock (Sam Neill) seems determined to make her education as difficult as possible. After suffering humiliations culminating with the threat of expulsion, Frank takes on Mortlock while also confronting a personal crisis.

Editor: Donald

By: Source:China View website
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