Archive of films The Goddess of 1967 / The Goddess of 1967

Australia
2000, 118 min

Section: Forum of Independents
Year: 2001


Synopsis

JM, a lonely Japanese man, surrounds himself with a collection of rare snakes in his Tokyo apartment. One day he sees his dream car for sale on the Internet, a 1967 Citroen DS. JM travels to Australia to buy it. When he arrives at the owner’s house, JM finds the man dead. A blind girl, BG, tells him that the car did not really belong to the dead man, but that she can take him to the real owner. The solitary JM and the blind BG set off on a strange journey which takes them deep into the unknown and harsh Australian bush and also into their own past. This road-movie, filled with images of deserted mining villages and the barren desert landscapes of Australia, speaks about the chilling beauty and loneliness of modern life.

About the director

Clara Law (Law Chuck-Yu) (b. 1954, Macao) grew up in Hong Kong. She studied English literature and in 1978 she became a production assistant with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). From 1982 to 1985 she attended the National Film and Television School in England. Films: They Say the Moon Is Fuller Here (1985), The Other Half and the Other Half (1988), The Reincarnation of the Golden Lotus (1989), Farewell China (1990), Qiuyue / Autumn Moon (1993), Wonton Soup (episode of Erotique, 1994), Floating Life (1996), The Goddess of 1967 (2000).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents
   
Director: Clara Law
Screenplay: Clara Law, Eddie Ling-Ching Fong
Dir. of Photography: Dion Beebe
Music: Jen Anderson
Editor: Kate Williams
Producer: Eddie Ling-Ching Fong, Peter Sainsbury
Production: Still Life Pictures, Trix Films
Cast: Rose Byrne, Rikiya Kurokawa, Nicholas Hope, Elise McCredie
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