'This is the true story of Rose, a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer, who struggles to survive in '70s Australia with two young children. Based on writer/director Tony Ayres' own life, The Home Song Stories is an epic tale of mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, unrequited love, secrets and betrayal.'
Source: Australian Film Commission. (Sighted: 8/10/2014)
'[...]the three concepts of perceived space, conceived space, and lived space are used as the theoretical framework to investigate how the social space participates in Rose's life and how different factors join to cause her personal disillusionment and eventually her death. [...]the multicultural history of Australian society is highlighted and celebrated to ensure positive space production for all Australians, so that tragedies such as Rose's do not happen. Lefebvre's spatial triad illuminates space and ever yday politics connecting space with history and society, which helps us better and more broadly "understand the complexity and originality of the global space we live in" (Wegner 179). [...]the discussion of the film The Home Song Stories in this article attempts to "grasp the concrete" through Lefebvre's triadic spaces to understand the complexity of Rose's tragedy in-depth. Yet this space includes not only the built environment but also the processes by which materiality is produced. [...]perceived space can be analyzed in relation to the practice of a repressive space, the way space is dominated, the way body is appropriated, and the way the relation in the space is reproduced.' (Publication abstract)