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Night Cries: a rural tragedy

Code: 
a5
Director: 
Tracey Moffatt
Producer: 
Anthony Anderson
Cast: 
Marcia Langton, Agnes Hardwick
Subtitles: 
Italian
Screenplay: 
Tracey Moffatt
Release date: 
1990
Runtime: 
17'
Language: 
English
Format: 
16 mm
Location: 
DVD cabinet sala toscana Prato
Number of copies: 
1 DVD
Awards: 
Melbourne Film Festival (best Australian film), Montreal Women's Film Festival (Best Short Film), Tampere Short Film Festival (Special Award jury)
Synopsis: 
An experimental narrative focused centrally on the theme of mother-daughter relationships in the context of white-Aboriginal relations. The story of loneliness, also drawing upon the filmmaker's own experiences, unfolds in a deliberately artificial studio setting. Memories and dreams invade the nerve-fraying routine of the middle-aged Aboriginal woman, until the old woman dies and we share the daughter’s immense sense of loss.