A formerly rich Czech-Australian emigrant comes to a tiny, poor and sleepy Greek Island to rethink her life. Suprisingly she develops a sincere relationship with two other women who each in their own way suffer from their pasts. As time goes past sins and frustrations do get revealed. Some of them are solved, while the others still remain swallowing the women. —IMDb
Dutch-born filmmaker Paul Cox settled in his adopted homeland of Australia in the mid-1960s and spent over thirty years there honing his craft before becoming disillusioned with the difficulties in raising financing and decamped for Europe. Cox’s oeuvre is comprised of mostly cerebral work that challenges audiences and fly in the face of conventional Hollywood fare.
When Cox first settled in Australia, he enjoyed some notice as a photographer. He also was pursuing the hobby of making Super 8 films and eventually moved into filmmaking, first with “Matuta” (1965) which was followed by a long string of documentaries and short films. In 1976, he directed his first feature film “Illuminations” and then gained international attention with the charming but offbeat romance “Lonely Hearts” (1981). Cox’s particular blend of verite and artifice in his subsequent work, though, often divided critics who found his efforts well-acted if somewhat slowly paced and talky. His films, including… read more