Australian Diary 77: New Australians Live in Unusual Home is a short program from the Film Australia Library.
A look back at the portrayal of women and men as homemakers and breadwinners in cinema advertising from the 1940s.
Narrating the life of bachelor Henry, this cartoon-style advertisement for Rinso washing powder shows how this miraculous laundry product can turn anyone’s life around!
This is a complete colour Tandaco Prepared Stuffing cinema advertisement from approximately 1942.
This black-and-white cinema advertisement for Persil Washing Powder uses the style of a romantic musical to literally sing the praises of the powder’s effectiveness.
The NFSA highlights the work of Tracey Moffatt, the groundbreaking contemporary artist and filmmaker.
Joe (Sam Worthington) and Heidi (Abbie Cornish) order dinner at a Chinese restaurant, after Joe’s mates have humiliated Heidi in the street outside.
At the local service station, Heidi (Abbie Cornish) inquires about a job. The young woman behind the counter, Bianca (Hollie Andrew) is curt and unfriendly.
Abbie Cornish was 21 years old when this film was made and the integrity and vulnerability of her performance is astonishing.
Ida (Deborah Kerr) has persuaded her husband to inquire about a job shearing sheep.