Lilian's Story (1996)

Lilian's Story
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Adult themes and high level violence

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Actors: Toni Collette, Ruth Cracknell, Barry Otto, John Flaus

Based on Kate Grenville's novel and inspired by a true story, Lilian's Story is a triumph of heart and spirit from the director of Struck By Lightning. For 40 years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a mental hospital by her father. Left to her own devices she has lived in a world of torment and despair completely shut off from the outside world. When Lilian's release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother John, she faces the great unknown and embraces it with passion and courage. Searching the streets of Sydney for the essence of love and affection she never received herself, Lilian's journey becomes one of self-realisation and underlying contentment. Explored through a series of moving flashbacks her story unfolds with a colourful rainbow of characters that rest between the dark clouds of her past.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 90mins
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital

Member Reviews (1)

Ruth & Toni were perfectly cast to tell Lilian Singer's story. A story of a women who's young life was more than just sad & miserable it was unjust . When she was 'thrown' into the real world I really didn't think she'd survive past a couple of days but how wrong was I,she not only survived she conquered. You'll have an emotional ride with this one.
Posted Saturday, 2 April 2011 See my other reviews
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