Georgia (1988 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ben Lewin
Produced by Bob Weis
Written by Mac Gudgeon
Starring Judy Davis
Distributed by Jethro Films Production
Release date
  • 9 September 1988 (1988-09-09) (TIFF)
  • 12 October 1989 (1989-10-12) (Australia)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget 3 million[1]
Box office 44,205 (Australia)

Georgia is a 1988 Australian thriller film directed by Ben Lewin, starring Judy Davis and John Bach.

Judy Davis plays the two roles of a mother, Georgia, and her daughter Nina. The film is presented as a series of flashbacks as Nina investigates her mother's death, which led to her adoption as a young child.



The film was inspired by Albert Tucker's 1984 painting of Joy Hester. Producer Bob Weis originally wanted to make a film based on Hester's life but decided to make a fictional film.[1]

Box office[edit]

Georgia grossed $44,205 at the box office in Australia.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990, pages 270–272.

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