The Road from Coorain (2003)

The Road from Coorain


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The formative years of celebrated Australian feminist Jill Ker-Conway are recounted in the two-hour TV biopic The Road From Coorain. Growing up in the Outback of New South Wales in the 1930s, Jill chafes under the domination of her mother, Eve (Juliet Stevenson), a prickly relationship that becomes even more so after the death of Jill's father. Though she grows wealthy from various investments, Eve becomes a bitter alcoholic, all but forcing Jill to go out into the world and stand on her own two … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
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On DVD: Mar 2, 2010


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Quiet Australian piece about a girl and her family growing up in the Outback, from British roots, different. Her mother (played with verve by Juliet Stevenson) wants more than a shepherd's life for her children and so pushes them, which becomes the source of friction as they grow older. Shown in America as part of PBS' Masterpiece Theater series back in 2002, its a delicate and moving portrayal.

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