BLESSEDJill Bilcock Edits
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.
|Producer:||Al Cark, Andrena Finlay, Ana Kokkinos|
|Script:||Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas|
|Program strand:||Jill Bilcock Edits|