The NFSA has completed a full digital restoration of Radiance (1998).
In the film Radiance, based on the 1993 Louis Nowra stage play, three sisters reunite for the funeral of their mother after having not seen each other for an extended period of time. They are forced to confront their mother's legacy of half-truths, unfinished business and family secrets.
Radiance is a significant Australian film, being Rachel Perkins' first feature and only the second film directed by an Indigenous woman, after Tracey Moffatt's BeDevil (1993). It boasts a powerful female cast including Deborah Mailman, Rachael Maza and Trisha Morton-Thomas.
NFSA Restores: Radiance had its world premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival in October 2021 and also screened at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival.