Films By Tracey Moffatt

Bedevil. Hell in three parts. And never before has hell been quite so exhilarating. Drawing together a trio of very different stories, each turning on a mystery, Tracey Moffatt's much anticipated debut feature is a stunning visual assault which envelops the ideas she initiated in her short film, Night Cries (MFF '90 award-winner). ... Each story is a potent evocation of a ghostly tale; set in the ... Read more
In the first feature directed by an Indigenous Australian woman, Tracey Moffatt weaves a triptych of ghost stories into an inventive and illuminating exploration of race and place. ... Premiering in Un Certain Regard at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and screening at MIFF the same year, the renowned artist's debut full-length film masterfully mines and reworks horror conventions to probe racial ste... Read more
"Nice Coloured Girls is an experimental film dealing with European men's first confrontations with Aboriginal women 200 years ago This is juxtaposed with some present day Aboriginal women's urban ritual: the practice of picking up a captain (sugar daddy). ... Most films which have dealt with Aboriginal people have attempted to be realist in approach. In a sense, this film is an experiment in that ... Read more
Night Cries is the latest experimental work by the talented Aboriginal filmmaker, Tracey Moffat. This breathtakingiy visual film, set in an abandoned and decaying homestead in the middle of the desert, centres on the life of a middle aged Aboriginal woman who is forced to care for her ageing white mother. Based on Charles Chauvel's 1955 Australian classic Jedda, Night Cries explores the history of... Read more
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