The Last Days of Chez Nous
Nominated for 10 AFI Awards and written by acclaimed Australian writer Helen Garner, The Last Days of Chez Nous is Gillian Armstrong's acclaimed 1992 exploration of love, trust, betrayal and lust.
Beth is a modern matriarch doing her best to raise her teenage daughter Annie whilst enjoying the best of an easy-going marriage to Frenchman JP. When younger sister Vicki returns from abroad and moves into the household she is instantly drawn to the ideal family structure and develops a longing for what is missing in her own life.
As Beth takes a trip with her dad she leaves JP and sister Vicki behind unaware of the smouldering love triangle that has developed between them and the turbulence that lies ahead.
Visually resplendent and in a style that emphasises naturalism over melodrama, this potent drama is set around the life of a family facing change.
Released October 1992
Director Gillian Armstrong
Screenplay Helen Garner
Cast: Lisa Harrow, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto, Bruno Ganz and Bill Hunter
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