Skip to main content

The Nights Belong to the Novelist

Australia, 1986 (MIFF 1987)

Director: Christina Wilcox

A daylight docu-drama about the West Australian novelist Elizabeth Jolley. who had careers as a nurse, door-to-door salesperson (failed) and real estate salesperson (also failed) The fabric of Jolley's life as she talks to us about her writing - its genesis, texture and themes - has been embossed with the dramatised reconstructions of the unforgettable world of Jolley's characters (which have been played superbly by Ruth Cracknell and Kerry Walker). The pluperfect documentary. Susan Stewart

See also...

String Trio No. 2

A video piece, made by a composer from his traditions, which applies the sensitivities of chamber music and environmental sound interaction to the making of a video composition. ... More »

THE WEST

The West attempts to produce a conjunction of images, anecdotes scenarios, historico-social information and sounds culled from two contrasting urban spaces. The synthesis of these two spaces ... More »

KANGAROO

D.H. Lawrence's novel KANGAROO was based on his persona! experiences in Australia in 1922. ... Richard and Harriet Somers decide to leave England and the ravages of post-war Europe for a freer and ... More »

Celebrate

The Ouantet Video Paintbox with Mirage effects and 3D animation meets ... the filmic dose-up. ... More »

Ten Years After - Ten Years Older

After a 10 year absence the filmmaker returns to her beloved country of birth - Cyprus. This film Is about a return to origins, memory expectations and realisations. ... More »

LAST DAY'S WORK

One of the first films to be completed by a recipient of the AFC's Documentary Fellowships. LAST DAY'S WORK chronicles working life in six different workplaces. ... Five days of work, one day of ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director