Bliss: Restoring the 1985 classic

Title:
Bliss: Restoring the 1985 classic
Year:
2016
Courtesy:
NFSA
Category:
Access fees

Ray Lawrence’s 1985 AFI Award-winning classic Bliss has been digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) as part of its NFSA Restores initiative.

Based on the 1981 novel by Peter Carey, Bliss premiered in competition at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. Despite a rocky start - 400 of the 1,600 audience at Cannes walked out - the film became an art-house hit in Australia, with glowing reviews and the AFI Awards for Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay.