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Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y Lantana single work   film/TV   thriller  
Adaptation of Speaking in Tongues Andrew Bovell 1998 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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'A woman disappears. Four marriages are drawn into a tangled web of love, deceit, sex and death. Not all of them survive. LANTANA is a psychological thriller about love. It's about the mistakes we make, the consequences we suffer, and the attempts we make to fix things up.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 4/12/2013)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Tell Him He's Not Dreamin' Anymore Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 July 2015; (p. 80)
Delicacy and Confidence Tony Ayres , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 11-15)
Trust Jan Chapman , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 17-20)
Words Anthony La Paglia , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 29-32)
No Wasted Show Leather Geoffrey Rush , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 35-43)
In a Lamborghini Skill-Wise Eddie Perfect , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 53-56)
The Writer Who Came in From the Cold Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 August 2014; (p. 12)
It Isn't Like We're Lacking Inspiration in Our Books and Music : What's Happened to Great Aussie Movies? Nicolle Flint , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 September 2014; (p. 22)
Pluralism and Cultural Imperialism in the Network Films Babel and Lantana Vivien Silvey , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. 49 no. 5 2013; (p. 582-595)
The multinational film Babel (2006) and the Australian film Lantana (2001) dwell on controversies surrounding international and multicultural relationships. They belong to a genre termed network cinema, which focuses on social problems and responds to the paradigm of network society. Babel and Lantana aim to represent cultural pluralism, yet their narrative politics compromise this aim. Although they seek to decolonize the marginalized and give equal voice to broad cross sections of society, these two films rely on narrative tactics which colonize, stereotype and essentialize cultural others. This paper argues that the ways in which the two texts reterritorialize multicultural and gendered relationships undermine their thematic concern with the need for cross cultural understanding and trust. In many ways these narrative tactics align with those popular in Hollywood films, which challenges the notion that world cinema consists of oppositional film industries. Nevertheless, the production and distribution of these two films reveal concretely asymmetrical power relationships. These findings suggest that the common notion of a clear divide between Hollywood and national art cinemas (implicit in the term “world cinema”) requires revision.' (Author's abstract)
Joining the Dots : Paul Kelly Sings About Place Nathanael O'Reilly , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 425-430)
Lantana : Rewatching Classic Australian Films Luke Buckmaster , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 December 2013;

— Review of Lantana Andrew Bovell 2001 single work film/TV
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 November 2009; (p. 17)
Adapting Australian Film : Ray Lawrence from Bliss to Jindabyne Jonathan Rayner , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 3 no. 3 2009; (p. 295-308)
'This article offers a reconsideration of the films and career of Ray Lawrence, a critically acclaimed Australian director whose most recent film Jindabyne was a national and international successes in 2006. Although to date his output consists of just three feature films completed since 1985, Lawrence's work can be seen to embody, unite and typify several disparate ideals, debates and tendencies present within Australian film-making over the past twenty years.' (Author's abstract)
Robert Drewe and the Business of Writing Mark Naglazas , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Indigo , Spring no. 4 2009; (p. 8-15)
The Critical List Evan Williams , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2008; (p. 4-5)
Evan Williams surveys the possibilities and then selects his five favourite Australian films.
Lost in 'Lantana' : Unreliable Narration and Troubled Masculinities Sissy Helff , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies , Spring-Fall vol. 12 no. 1-2 2006;
Starry Night Shines Over Jindabyne Sandy George , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 July 2006; (p. 3)
Looking Both Ways Bill Mousoulis , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , October - December no. 37 2005;
Home and Abroad in Moulin Rouge, The Dish and Lantana Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 22-40)
In this chapter Collins and Davis locate Australian Film within an international context in order to examine the interplay between globalisation, local industry strategies and national cinema in three Australian films. The films are analysed 'in terms of their industrial-commercial strategies within a national economic and cultural policy framework which positions Australian film as an international genre'. Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004)
y Lantana : Insight Text Guide Insight Text Guides – Lantana Virginia Lee , Cheltenham : Insight Publications , 2004 6896403 2004 single work criticism

'Insight Text Guides – Lantana is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to the Australian film directed by Ray Lawrence contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.' (Publisher's blurb)

Close to the Bone James Burke , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November no. 212 2001; (p. 6)

— Review of Lantana Andrew Bovell 2001 single work film/TV
Entanglements Tony Coady , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , October vol. 11 no. 8 2001; (p. 45)

— Review of Lantana Andrew Bovell 2001 single work film/TV
Terror australis Noel Purdon , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 217 2001; (p. 36)

— Review of Lantana Andrew Bovell 2001 single work film/TV
Present ....... Evan Williams , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2001; (p. 22-3)

— Review of Lantana Andrew Bovell 2001 single work film/TV
Lantana : Rewatching Classic Australian Films Luke Buckmaster , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 December 2013;

— Review of Lantana Andrew Bovell 2001 single work film/TV
'Let's Get Her' : Masculinities and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Australian Drama and Its Film Adaptations Christine Boman , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 76 2003; (p. 127-135, notes 246-247)
Explores the various strategies that playwrights and filmmakers employ to represent masculinities, especially in relation to acts of sexual violence, in a number of texts.
Lost in 'Lantana' : Unreliable Narration and Troubled Masculinities Sissy Helff , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies , Spring-Fall vol. 12 no. 1-2 2006;
Starry Night Shines Over Jindabyne Sandy George , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 July 2006; (p. 3)
The Critical List Evan Williams , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2008; (p. 4-5)
Evan Williams surveys the possibilities and then selects his five favourite Australian films.
Home and Abroad in Moulin Rouge, The Dish and Lantana Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 22-40)
In this chapter Collins and Davis locate Australian Film within an international context in order to examine the interplay between globalisation, local industry strategies and national cinema in three Australian films. The films are analysed 'in terms of their industrial-commercial strategies within a national economic and cultural policy framework which positions Australian film as an international genre'. Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 November 2009; (p. 17)
Adapting Australian Film : Ray Lawrence from Bliss to Jindabyne Jonathan Rayner , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 3 no. 3 2009; (p. 295-308)
'This article offers a reconsideration of the films and career of Ray Lawrence, a critically acclaimed Australian director whose most recent film Jindabyne was a national and international successes in 2006. Although to date his output consists of just three feature films completed since 1985, Lawrence's work can be seen to embody, unite and typify several disparate ideals, debates and tendencies present within Australian film-making over the past twenty years.' (Author's abstract)
Robert Drewe and the Business of Writing Mark Naglazas , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Indigo , Spring no. 4 2009; (p. 8-15)
Looking Both Ways Bill Mousoulis , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , October - December no. 37 2005;
Caught in the Web : Ray Lawrence's Lantana Mark Freeman , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , September-October no. 16 2001;
Out of Desolation Jane Albert , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 August 2001; (p. 10-11)
The Interview : Andrew Bovell Sian Prior (interviewer), 2001 single work interview biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 September 2001; (p. 6)
Pluralism and Cultural Imperialism in the Network Films Babel and Lantana Vivien Silvey , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. 49 no. 5 2013; (p. 582-595)
The multinational film Babel (2006) and the Australian film Lantana (2001) dwell on controversies surrounding international and multicultural relationships. They belong to a genre termed network cinema, which focuses on social problems and responds to the paradigm of network society. Babel and Lantana aim to represent cultural pluralism, yet their narrative politics compromise this aim. Although they seek to decolonize the marginalized and give equal voice to broad cross sections of society, these two films rely on narrative tactics which colonize, stereotype and essentialize cultural others. This paper argues that the ways in which the two texts reterritorialize multicultural and gendered relationships undermine their thematic concern with the need for cross cultural understanding and trust. In many ways these narrative tactics align with those popular in Hollywood films, which challenges the notion that world cinema consists of oppositional film industries. Nevertheless, the production and distribution of these two films reveal concretely asymmetrical power relationships. These findings suggest that the common notion of a clear divide between Hollywood and national art cinemas (implicit in the term “world cinema”) requires revision.' (Author's abstract)
Joining the Dots : Paul Kelly Sings About Place Nathanael O'Reilly , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 425-430)
y Lantana : Insight Text Guide Insight Text Guides – Lantana Virginia Lee , Cheltenham : Insight Publications , 2004 6896403 2004 single work criticism

'Insight Text Guides – Lantana is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to the Australian film directed by Ray Lawrence contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.' (Publisher's blurb)

The Writer Who Came in From the Cold Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 August 2014; (p. 12)
It Isn't Like We're Lacking Inspiration in Our Books and Music : What's Happened to Great Aussie Movies? Nicolle Flint , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 September 2014; (p. 22)
Tell Him He's Not Dreamin' Anymore Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 July 2015; (p. 80)
Delicacy and Confidence Tony Ayres , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 11-15)
Trust Jan Chapman , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 17-20)

Awards

2008 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Australia's Favourite Film
2001 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Film
2001 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Film
2001 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source
2001 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Screenplay - Adapted
2001 won AWGIE Awards Feature Film - Adaptation
2001 won IF Awards Best Feature Film
2001 won IF Awards Best Script
2001 won Melbourne International Film Festival Award Most Popular Feature Film
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