Few Australian films are as evocative of the time and place of their production – or of the period in which they are set – as Ken Cameron's adaptation of Helen Garner's award-winning novel Monkey Grip. While, upon its release in the early 1980s, it had a mixed critical reception, today the film occupies an assured place in the history of the Australian cinematic revival, writes Brian McFarlane.
Noni Hazlehurst, Colin Friels, Michael Caton, Chrissy Amphlett, Patricia Lovell, Australian Film Commission, 1980s, eighties, Melbourne, inner city, writer, literature, literary scene, Carlton, Fitzroy Baths, feminism, family, unconventional relationship.
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