Lilian's Story

1995, Movie, NR, 94 mins

One part THE DRESSER (1983) and one part A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974) with a splash of CARRIE (1976), this oddly pleasing film follows the life of Lilian (Ruth Cracknell and Toni Collette), a woman just released from a 40-year stay at a secluded psychiatric residence. Based on the novel by Kate Grenville (which is a fictional account of Bea Miles life), young, awkward Lilian (Toni Collette) grows haphazardly into womanhood while terrorized by her sadomasochistic father John (Barry Otto). Lilian's dysfunctional family is unable to guide or protect her and she’s routinely corralled into the psychiatric residence, jail and eventually, onto the streets of Sydney w...
Released: 1995 Rated: NR Length: 94 mins

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