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Age of Consent (Australia, 1969)

Directed by Michael Powell. Cast: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran. Based on the life of controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay is a jaded painter who heads Down Under looking for a way to revitalize his creative soul. His self-imposed exile is interrupted by Cora, an uninhibited young woman on her own journey of self-discovery. Based on the novel by Norman Lindsay. Special features: Director Martin Scorsese on Age of consent; commentary with historian Kent Jones; making Age of consent; Helen Mirren: a conversation with Cora; Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor. 106 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Craven, Allison; Mann, Chris. "The Girl with the Bush Knife: Women, Adventure and the Tropics in Age of Consent and Nim's Island" Published Tue, 08 May 2012 04:32 Copyright 1995 to 2012, James Cook University. Full-text of this article / review is available
Hoorn, Jeanette. "Comedy and Eros: Powell's Australian films They're a Weird Mob and Age of Consent." Screen, Spring2005, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p73-84, 12p Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

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