Winter of Our Dreams
|Winter of Our Dreams|
|Directed by||John Duigan|
|Produced by||Richard Mason|
|Written by||John Duigan|
|Music by||Sharon Calcraft|
|Edited by||Henry Dangar|
|31 July 1981|
|Box office||$959,000 (Australia)|
Winter of Our Dreams is a 1981 Australian film directed by John Duigan. Judy Davis won the Best Actress in a Lead Role in the AFI Awards for her performance in the film. The film was nominated in 6 other categories also. It was also entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival where Judy Davis won the award for Best Actress.
Rob (Bryan Brown), a bookshop owner, hears of the suicide of an old girlfriend Lisa (Margie McCrae). While investigating the case he meets Lou (Judy Davis), a prostitute and old friend of Lisa's.
- Judy Davis as Lou
- Bryan Brown as Rob
- Cathy Downes as Gretel
- Baz Luhrmann as Pete
- Peter Mochrie as Tim
- Mervyn Drake as Mick
- Margie McCrae as Lisa Blaine
- Joy Hruby as Marge
- Kim Deacon as Michelle
In the late 1970s Duigan wrote a script called Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain about a European anti-nuclear campaigner who comes to Australia and meets a 60s radical turned yuppie. The film was never made but the former radical character was re used in Winter of Our Dreams.
There were three weeks of rehearsals and five weeks of shooting in Kings Cross and Balmain.
Winter of Our Dreams was popular, grossing $959,000 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $3,107,160 in 2009 dollars.
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p138
- IMDb - awards
- "13th Moscow International Film Festival (1983)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
- Murray, Scott, ed. (1994). Australian Cinema. St.Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin/AFC. p. 312. ISBN 1-86373-311-6.
- Winter of Our Dreams at the Internet Movie Database
- Winter of Our Dreams at the Australian screen
- Winter of Our Dreams at Oz Movies
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