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Australia, 2009, 115 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Drama, Woman Director, Women
Program: G'Day USA: A Showcase of New Australian Cinema
Language: English

Awards: "Best Screenplay, San Sebastian"

Focusing on the often-fraught bond between mothers and their children, Blessed unfolds in a blue-collar suburb of Melbourne over the course of 24 hours. The intersecting stories are divided into two parts, the first told from the viewpoint of the troubled offspring and the second through the weary eyes of their struggling moms.

Filmmaker expected to attend:  Director Ana Kokkinos, actress Frances O'Connor

DIRECTOR: Ana Kokkinos
Producer: Al Clark
Editor: Jill Bilcock
Screenwriter: Andrew Bovell, Melissa Reeves, Patricia Cornelius, Christos Tsiolkas
Cinematographer: Geoff Burton
Music: Cezary Skubiszewski
Principal Cast: Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Deborra-Lee Furness, Victoria Haralabidou, Sophie Lowe
Filmography: The Book of Revelation (2006), Head On (1998), Only the Brave (1994)
Print Source: Bankside Films

G'Day USA, Qantas, Tourism Australia

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