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Christine Jeffs


92' - 2001 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Christine Jeffs Composer: Neil Finn, Edmund McWilliams With: Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Sarah Peirse, Marton Csokas, Alistair Browning, Aaron Murphy
It is the summer of 1972 and the Phelon family is settling into their isolated cottage for another perfect seaside holiday. 13-year-old Janey is awakening to the newly found power of her sexuality, and the possibilities and choices of adulthood. Not yet an adult, but no longer a child, Janey is increasingly aware of the cracks in her parents’ marriage. She is critical of the behaviour of her mother Kate. Meanwhile, Kate is dissatisfied with her marriage to Ed and increasingly unsettled by her daughter’s willfulness, her untouched beauty and growing sense of allure. When itinerant photographer Cady joins the sleepy holiday community, he brings an air of change with him; of new possibilities, and uncharted waters. Kate is drawn to the freedom he represents, and Janey follows his every move. Ed and Jim are left behind, as daughter and mother follow their own paths …

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Christine Jeffs


Neil Finn, Edmund McWilliams


Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Sarah Peirse, Marton Csokas, Alistair Browning, Aaron Murphy


Christine Jeffs

Director of Photography

John Toon


Paul Maxwell


Philippa Campbell

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Countries of production

New Zealand



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