Celia

(1989)

Overview

Set in mid 1950s Australia, with the fear of communism in the air and the country's farmlands overrun by a plague of rabbits, the film depicts a long hot summer seen through the eyes and over-active imagination of nine year old Celia. Shaken by the death of her beloved Grandmother, Celia finds herself adrift between the cruel games and rituals of childhood and the incomprehensible world of grown-ups. With monstrous creatures stalking her dreams by night, those imagined terrors blur by day with the banal brutality of the adult world and lead to tragic and shocking consequences. Ann Turner's refreshingly unsentimental debut feature is a dark fable of childhood's end. An enthralling film to rank alongside Lord of the Flies, The 400 Blows and Stand By Me.

  1. Ann Turner

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Rebecca Smart

    Rebecca Smart

    Celia Carmichael

  2. Nicholas Eadie

    Nicholas Eadie

    Ray Carmichael

  3. Mary-Anne Fahey

    Pat Carmichael

  4. Victoria Longley

    Alice Tanner

  5. Margaret Ricketts

    Grandmother

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 18, 1989
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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