A welcome re-release of the acclaimed dramatic feature film from 1994, written and directed by Margot Nash (director of The Silences, also available from Ronin Films).
Following her mother’s death, a young woman returns to the old family home, a ramshackle, dilapidated cottage in a coastal town. The visit brings personal memories that still disturb her, and also brings her into contact with a neighbouring Aboriginal family with its own story of dislocation. Her father, too, returns: a former soldier still struggling with demons from his wartime trauma and unable to communicate with his family.
A haunting film about personal and public loss, about white ownership and Aboriginal dispossession, and about the difficulty of reconciliation, Vacant Possession introspectively explores the soul of individuals and the nation.
“Probes the question of Australian identity, intelligently and cinematically” – David Stratton, Variety
“A truly exciting piece of cinema” – Adrian Martin, The Age, Melbourne.
“Daring and mature … a landmark Australian film” - Anna Maria Dell ’Oso, Sydney Morning Herald
VIEW TRAILER HERE: vimeo.com/274803881
Director and screenwriter Margot Nash
Produced by Wintertime Films and As if Productions in association with the Australian Film Commission.
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