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Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)

Memoirs of a Survivor

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Doris Lessing, this dystopian science fiction tale concerns a woman struggling to make her way in a post-apocalyptic society. D (Julie Christie) is living in a city that's at the point of collapse following a catastrophic nuclear war; lawlessness and violence rule the day, and gangs of brutal youth roam the streets. With the help of her teenage companion Emily (Leonie Mellinger), D tries to make her way, and in order to cope, she often escapes into a fantasy world in which she lives in genteel Victorian surroundings in the 19th century. Memoirs of a Survivor received the International Fantasy Film Award and the Audience Jury Award at Portugal's 1982 Fantasporto Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Kerry Crabbe, David Gladwell
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Runtime:
EMI Productions

Cast

Leonie Mellinger
as Emily Mary Cartwrigh...
Georgina Griffiths
as Victorian Emily
Pat Keen
as Mother
Mark Dignam
as Newsvendor/Gardener
Rowena Cooper
as Mrs. White
Barbara Hicks
as Woman on Waste Groun...
John Cromer
as Man Delivering Emily
Jeanne Watts
as Neighbor
Ann Tirard
as Victorian Nurse
Jeilo Edwards
as Woman at Newstand
Arthur Lovegrove
as Man at Newstand
John Rutland
as Man at Newstand
Mark Farmer
as Gerald's Courtier
John Altman
as Gerald's Courtier
David Squire
as Gerald's Courtier
John Neville Rufus A...
as Gerald's Courtier
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