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The Drover's Wife

Sue BROOKS

  • Australia
  • 1984
  • Korean Premiere
  • 17min
  • 12 +
  • color

fiction / aboriginal / myth

SYNOPSIS

The bush myth of the drover's wife retold from a different perspective.​

PROGRAM NOTE

Henry Lawson's ten-page shot story, The Drover’s Wife published in 1892, has become one of the canonical Australian short stories due to the various possible interpretations of Australian nature and a pioneer woman. Inspired by the short story, Russell Drysdale painted a painting of the same title in 1945. Then, in 1984, Sue Brooks directed a short film to capture the (im)possibility of representation of women while crossing over the short story, the painting, and the context of Australia in the early 1980s, when the fever of women's liberation movement was still hot. [HWANG Miyojo] 

schedule

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Director

  • Sue BROOKS
    Sue Brooks is an Australian film director and producer. Her film Road to Nhill (1997) won the Golden Alexander at the Thessaloniki IFF. Her film Japanese Story (2003) was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Credit

  • Screenwriter Sue CASTRIQUE
  • Cinematographer Nicole FREEMAN
  • Editor Murray FERGUSON
  • Sound Peter GRACE

WORLD SALES

Australian Film Television and Radio School(AFTRS) / Kym-Louise Barton / kymlouise.barton@aftrs.edu.au