Mary

1994 – 75 mins

GOALPOST PICTURES, SCREEN AUSTRALIA, RONIN FILMS

Writer/Director – Kay Pavlou

Producer – Rosemary Blight

Cast – Lucy Bell, Linden Wilkenson, Brendan Higgins

DOP – Jan Kenny

Composer – Stephen Rae

Editor – Margaret Sixel

MARY is based on the true life story of Mary MacKillop who in the 1860s began an order of nuns to teach poor Catholic children in rural Australia. When she refused to obey the local Bishop, she was ex-communicated. More than 100 years later, in 1995, she was beatified as Australia’s first saint. The film follows the tumultuous journey of this courageous woman.

… considerable beauty and unmistakable fervour.”

Evan Williams, THE AUSTRALIAN

stirring portrayal… remarkable new film.”

THE LIVERPOOL LEADER

“…meticulously crafted and inspiring film.”

THE MAROUBRA MESSENGER

 

Awards

Winner – First Prize | Polish International Film Festival

Winner – Gold Award | NSW Cinematographers Society

Winner – Album of the Year | Aust Guild of Screen Composers

Winner  – High Distinction | ACS