Cinema Papers
Cinema Papers #104 June 1995

Cinema Papers #104 June 1995

Scott Murray



ANGEL BABY Escaping the Cuckoo Nest By Andrew L. Urban In Michael Rymer’s dramatic debut feature, Harry (John Lynch) and Kate (Jacqueline McKenzie) find love and flee from a mental institution. Their private world clashes with those around them. 10

EPSILON Love and an Alien By Andrew L. Urban Audaciously using time-motion photography to dramatic visual effect, Rolf de Heer crafts an unusual and poignant story of an alien woman and an Aussie male who meet and find love in the outback. 14

VACANT POSSESSION Sacred Land and Haunted Houses By Claire Corbett Tessa (Pamela Rabe) is coming home now that her mother has died. She returns to the empty family house, a house that, like the land, is alive, has a soul, is full of ghosts. 18

Max Cullen in Billy \i Holiday New Voice, Second Chance Mary Colbert investigates Billy’s Holiday, a fully-fledged musical from the producer of Strictly Ballroom, Tristram Miall Miall, writer Denis Whitburn and director Richard Wherrett explain their passion for this story of a middle-aged man who inherits the golden voice of Billie Holiday. STAGE 4 OZ PICS AT CANNES A Round-up The Australian films most likely to be unspooling at Cannes this year. 22

RICHARD FRANKLIN Hotel Sorrento By Scott Murray An expatriate comes home to make a film about an expatriate’s coming home. Family, culture and identity merge in Franklin’s striking filmic adaptation of Hannie Ray son’s acclaimed play. 24