Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y The Last Days of Chez Nous single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Beth, a successful writer of great energy and humour, lives with her French husband, her daughter by a first marriage, and a lodger, in her inner-city home known as Chez Nous. Everyone gets along, despite some occasional tension, until Beth's much younger sister returns from overseas.

Notes

  • The promotional trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iZFGRldbgI (Sighted: 31/8/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Are there Really Angels in Carlton? Australian Literature and Theology Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 30-59)
Mother Is, Like, History Nicole Moore , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis 2006; (p. 172-190)
A "speculative, questioning" work "compelled by a certain conflict between history and forgetting" (p.172).
The 12th London Australian Film Festival Tamara Tracz , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
Writing Place: Helen Garner's The Last Days of Chez Nous Vanessa Holcombe , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 65 no. 1 2005; (p. 143-154)
Vanessa Holcombe uses The Last Days of Chez Nous to 'look at how Garner imbues a screenplay with the notion of place, space and movement in order to convey her story, and how [film director] Gillian Armstrong works upon this.'
Aftershock and the Desert Landscape in Heaven's Burning, The Last Days of Chez Nous, Holy Smoke, Serenades, Yolgnu Boy and The Missing Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 75-93)
In this chapter Collins and Davis 'are intersted in how a familiar icon of Australian cinema, the landscape (in particular the desert landscape, the outback), is suddenly made strange (unbearable even) by a historic event and how this raises questions to do with historical amnesia, shock and memory in a national cinema. In order to sneak up on on this post-Mabo experience of aftershock, we want to place these films in relation to threee critical categories which have been important in making sense of the ad hoc diversity of Australian films.' Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004)
Second Look Peter Craven , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 August 2004; (p. 23)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Volatile Vehicles : When Women Take the Wheel : Domestic Journeying & Vehicular Moments in Contemporary Australian Cinema Catherine Simpson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 197-210)
An overview of road movies involving women film-makers and women protagonists.
The Urbanisation of Australia : Representations of Australia in Popular Culture Selina Samuels , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 108-114)
Sister Act Peter Craven , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 1996; (p. 11)
Helen Garner's Running Writing (from Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels were Written) Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 extract criticism (Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written)
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 13 March 1993; (p. 20,23)
Energy and Honesty that Make You Feel Good Dougal Macdonald , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 January 1993; (p. C4)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
The Successful Transition of Helen Garner Peter Craven , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1992; (p. 4)
Chez Soi with Gillian Armstrong Noel Purdon (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 107 1992; (p. 36)
Four Walls, Nine Lives Andrew L. Urban , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 September vol. 114 no. 5839 1992; (p. 83-84)
Gang Gives His All Helen Barlow , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 September 1992; (p. 14)
Putting the Writer in the Picture Louise Carbines , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 October 1992; (p. 7)
Her Brilliant Career Jan Epstein , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 1992; (p. 5)
`Chez Nous' Success Won't Change Author's Lifestyle Mark Naglazas , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 October 1992; (p. 43)
Two Aussie Battlers Dennis Bowers , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , Summer vol. 3 no. 2 1992-1993; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Waiting Jackie McKimmie 1991 single work film/TV ; The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
A Few Too Many False Notes Des Partridge , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 October 1992; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Second Look Peter Craven , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 August 2004; (p. 23)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Two Aussie Battlers Dennis Bowers , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , Summer vol. 3 no. 2 1992-1993; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Waiting Jackie McKimmie 1991 single work film/TV ; The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
A Few Too Many False Notes Des Partridge , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 October 1992; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Days of Domestic Strife Stan James , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 10 October 1992; (p. 4)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Emotional Odyssey No Laughing Matter Mark Naglazas , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 12 October 1992; (p. 40)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
From the Wider World Hunter Cordaiy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , October no. 47 1992; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Music Only Some Will Hear Rob Lowing , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 11 October 1992; (p. 124)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
One-Sided Delight Sandra Hall , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 October vol. 114 no. 5841 1992; (p. 89)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Performers at Odds with the Script Neil Jillett , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 October 1992; (p. 14)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Small Lives, Big Picture Evan Williams , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 October 1992; (p. 13)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Energy and Honesty that Make You Feel Good Dougal Macdonald , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 January 1993; (p. C4)

— Review of The Last Days of Chez Nous Helen Garner 1991 single work film/TV
Writing Place: Helen Garner's The Last Days of Chez Nous Vanessa Holcombe , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 65 no. 1 2005; (p. 143-154)
Vanessa Holcombe uses The Last Days of Chez Nous to 'look at how Garner imbues a screenplay with the notion of place, space and movement in order to convey her story, and how [film director] Gillian Armstrong works upon this.'
Mother Is, Like, History Nicole Moore , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis 2006; (p. 172-190)
A "speculative, questioning" work "compelled by a certain conflict between history and forgetting" (p.172).
Aftershock and the Desert Landscape in Heaven's Burning, The Last Days of Chez Nous, Holy Smoke, Serenades, Yolgnu Boy and The Missing Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 75-93)
In this chapter Collins and Davis 'are intersted in how a familiar icon of Australian cinema, the landscape (in particular the desert landscape, the outback), is suddenly made strange (unbearable even) by a historic event and how this raises questions to do with historical amnesia, shock and memory in a national cinema. In order to sneak up on on this post-Mabo experience of aftershock, we want to place these films in relation to threee critical categories which have been important in making sense of the ad hoc diversity of Australian films.' Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004)
Are there Really Angels in Carlton? Australian Literature and Theology Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 30-59)
The 12th London Australian Film Festival Tamara Tracz , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
Helen Garner's Running Writing (from Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels were Written) Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 extract criticism (Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written)
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 13 March 1993; (p. 20,23)
The Successful Transition of Helen Garner Peter Craven , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1992; (p. 4)
Chez Soi with Gillian Armstrong Noel Purdon (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 107 1992; (p. 36)
Behind Every Director... Helen Barlow , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Society , November vol. 10 no. 11 1991; (p. 33-35)
Beyond the Kitchen Sink Lynden Barber , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 1991; (p. 42)
Four Walls, Nine Lives Andrew L. Urban , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 September vol. 114 no. 5839 1992; (p. 83-84)
Sister Act Peter Craven , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 1996; (p. 11)
Gang Gives His All Helen Barlow , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 September 1992; (p. 14)
Putting the Writer in the Picture Louise Carbines , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 October 1992; (p. 7)
Her Brilliant Career Jan Epstein , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 1992; (p. 5)
`Chez Nous' Success Won't Change Author's Lifestyle Mark Naglazas , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 October 1992; (p. 43)
The Urbanisation of Australia : Representations of Australia in Popular Culture Selina Samuels , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 108-114)
Volatile Vehicles : When Women Take the Wheel : Domestic Journeying & Vehicular Moments in Contemporary Australian Cinema Catherine Simpson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 197-210)
An overview of road movies involving women film-makers and women protagonists.
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