Celia + Tale Of Ruby Rose, The

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID3945
Sale price $14.95 AUD
Release Date: Dec 2018



Film Review And Interview With Ann Turner By Peter Thompson From The Sunday ShowAudio Interview With David Stratton Stills GalleryGerman Theatrical Trailer 

Disc type: DVD
No. of discs: 2
Running time: 200
Audio format: 5.1 & 2.0
Format: PAL and NTSC
Colour: Colour
Languages: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Image ratio: 1.77.1
Subtitles: None
Year of Production: 1989, 1987
Release Date: 05 December 2018



Celia (Rebecca Smart - Heartbreak High, The Coca Cola Kid, The Shiralee) is a fiercely independent and imaginative 9-year old who lives uncomfortably with her buttoned-down family in suburban Melbourne in the 1950s. Her church-going parents are troubled by sexual frustrations and irrational fears about the rise of communism, causing Celia to find refuge with her treasured, tolerant grandmother. But when the latter dies, Celia's world falls apart until a friendship blossoms with new neighbour Alice (Victoria Longley in an AFI winning performance), a fun-loving, open-minded woman with young children. Celia's father (Nicholas Eadie) also becomes enamoured by Alice, but cruelly forces her out of the neighbourhood when he discovers her communist sympathies. A beloved pet rabbit is now Celia's only source of affection, but when it too is taken, the child's world veers ominously between fantasy and reality, violence and tragedy.

Director: Ann Turner

Cast: Rebecca Smart, Victoria Longley


During the 1930s in the remote highlands of Australian Tasmania, Ruby Rose (Melita Jurisic, Mad Max: Fury Road) lives with her husband, Henry (Chris Haywood, Muriel's Wedding), and stepson, Gem (Rod Zuanic, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome). Ruby is alone for much of the time and, afraid of night's darkness, she concocts elaborate mythical stories to survive, retreating into a private world. Eventually, she sets out to reconnect with her estranged father, and in the process transcends the fear that had gripped her so tightly.

Director: Roger Scholes

Cast: Chris Haywood, Melita Jurisic, Rod Zuanic

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