CANCELLED – Amy
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Eight-year-old Amy (Alana de Roma) has been unable to hear or speak since her rock star father (Nick Barker) was electrocuted in a horrific on-stage accident during a concert.
Her mother Tanya (Rachel Griffiths) is sick of being hassled by well-meaning welfare officers and moves with Amy to inner-city Melbourne to find a new life.
Every medical specialist is puzzled by Amy’s condition until one of the new neighbours – guitar-playing songwriter Robert (Ben Mendelsohn) – discovers, through music, a way to reach her.
‘Punchy, vital entertainment that gives mother and daughter equal importance and whose story unfolds in an engaging and imaginative context’ – Los Angeles Times
This title is held in the NFSA collection.
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