Rachel Ward directs this powerful tale of buried family secrets, starring Ben Mendelsohn, Maeve Dermody and Rachel Griffiths.
‘Rachel Ward doesn't put a foot wrong in her feature debut as writer-director, transposing the American novel with consummate ease into an Australian story - because her instincts are right and it is not rooted in the culture of a country, but in the hearts of the characters. Told in parallel narratives of the present and the damaging, destructive past, the story is clear and balanced, with a contemporary sensibility. The mood is well maintained - an often edgy ordinariness that hides the deep scars that finally surface with irrepressible vigour.’ - Andrew L Urban, Urban Cinefile
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An image of Sophie Lowe dancing in character from the production of Beautiful Kate (2009) features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.