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Mark Joffe by Margaret Smith After Grievous Bodily Harm and Spotswood, director Mark Joffe returns with Cosi, a comedy about a drama therapy course in a psychiatric institution. Adapted from the award-winning play by Louis Nowra, the film has one of the most extraordinary casts ever assembled for an Australian film. 4
CANNES 48e Festival International du Film by Jan Epstein Every year, Cannes provides the definitive showcase of what films and directors will be celebrated or damned over the next twelve months. Jan Epstein reports back on high-profile feuds between prize-winning directors, the mixed reception to the new batch of Australian films, and the true highlights of the thousands of movies on show. 10
JACQUELINE MCKENZIE Make-believe and Magic by Daniel Scott At just 27, actress Jacqueline McKenzie is being touted as the fresh, new face of Australian cinema. Her diverse performances in such varied films as Romper Stomper, This Won’t Hurt a Bit!, Traps and Angel Baby have brought her universal acclaim. McKenzie reveals her passions in a revealing interview. 16
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Murray, Scott, (1995), Cinema Papers #105, MTV Publishing Ltd, Abbotsford, 96p.