CELIA

Synopsis

Celia (Rebecca Smart - Heartbreak High, The Coca Cola Kid, The Shiralee) is a fiercely independent and imaginative 9-year old who lives uncomfortably with her buttoned-down family in suburban Melbourne in the 1950s. Her church going parents are troubled by sexual frustrations and irrational fears about the rise of communism, causing Celia to find refuge with her treasured, tolerant grandmother. But when the latter dies, Celia's world falls apart until a friendship blossoms with new neighbour Alice (Victoria Longley in an AFI winning performance), a fun-loving, open-minded woman with young children.
Celia's father (Nicholas Eadie) also becomes enamoured by Alice, but cruelly forces her out of the neighbourhood when he discovers her communist sympathies. A beloved pet rabbit is now Celia's only source of affection, but when it too is taken, the child's world veers ominously between fantasy and reality, violence and tragedy.

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Cast

  • Rebecca Smart
  • Victoria Longley

Directors

  • Ann Turner

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  • Running time 98 min
  • Region AUS & NZ
  • Format SD
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID1620
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
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