form y Promised Woman single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Promised Woman Theodore Patrikareas 1998 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1975 1975
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When Antigone arrives in Sydney from Greece to meet Telis, the man to whom she is making an arranged marriage, she is rejected for being too old. Although she finds sympathy from Telis's older brother Manolis, Antigone begins to withdraw into memories of her youth and ealier romances, while longing desperately for control over her own destiny.

The story is told from the perspective of a migrant who has newly arrived in Australia, and also explores the Greek community in Sydney at that time. In this respect, it offers an alternative picture of migrant life to the comedic narratives of films such as They're a Weird Mob (q.v.).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Australia,
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      B.C. Productions , 1975 .
      Extent: 96 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Note/s:
      • The premiere version of the film was later cut to 86 minutes.

Works about this Work

The Polysemous Coathanger : The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982 Lennart Jacobsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
'The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia's most distinctive landmarks.' (Publisher's abstract)
Engendering the Greek : The Shifting Representations of Greek Identity in Australian Cinema F. Freiberg , Joy Damousi , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 211-222)
An exploration of Greek / Greek-Australian identity in Australian cinema.
The Polysemous Coathanger : The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982 Lennart Jacobsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
'The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia's most distinctive landmarks.' (Publisher's abstract)
Engendering the Greek : The Shifting Representations of Greek Identity in Australian Cinema F. Freiberg , Joy Damousi , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 211-222)
An exploration of Greek / Greek-Australian identity in Australian cinema.
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