Nudity, sexual allusions
|Actors:||James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn, Andonia Katsaros|
Age of Consent explores the intense and often obsessive nature of an artist facing the sunset of his career - taking stock of his life and ultimate worth. James Mason (Lolita) is Bradley Morahan, a commercially successful but creatively jaded painter, who retires from the bustle of New York to seek the tranquillity and peace of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Looking for inspiration, he meets an innocent yet mature teenager Cora (Oscar winner Helen Mirren) who provides him with the impetus to paint once again. Exploring Cora's natural beauty, Bradley seeks to restore his creative drive and lift his battered self-esteem in a passionate and erotically charged encounter.
Based on the autobiographical novel by acclaimed artist Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent captures the essence of the artist as a tortured soul, the power of the mesmerising muse in lifting the spirit and launching the lifelong pursuit of beauty and happiness. Including a personal tribute by Martin Scorsese and a collection of insightful special features, Age of Consent is presented here in the original director's cut version.