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Advertisement, Canberra Times [Good Times supplement], 30 January 1986, p.3
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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Fran
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'A contemporary drama about a welfare mother whose sexual needs conflict with her need to love and care for her young children.'

Source: Screen Australia

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Works about this Work

Scrubbers : The 'Great Unwashed' of Australian Cinema Terrie Waddell , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 183-195)
Examines the function of a particular type of female character in Australian cinema.
Regionalism in Audiovisual Production : The Case of Queensland Stuart Cunningham , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 1 no. 1 1994; (p. 47-54)
'A great deal has been made ofthe boom in audiovisual production based in southern Queensland (and to some extent in northern Queensland)in the 1990s. This follows a pattern throughout the so-called 'revival' period (since the early 1970s) in Australia which has seen successive moments of regional upsurge. In the 1970s, it was South Australia, under the energetic leadership of the South Australian Film Corporation, that saw many of the best feature films and several of the early historical mini-series of the early revival period made in that state (see, for example, Moran). During the early to mid-1980s,Western Australia, with the locationofbold production houses such as Barron Films and strong independent documentary traditions, offered robust regional opportunities, culminating in such memorable films as Shame and Fran.' (Introduction)
Scrubbers : The 'Great Unwashed' of Australian Cinema Terrie Waddell , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 183-195)
Examines the function of a particular type of female character in Australian cinema.
Regionalism in Audiovisual Production : The Case of Queensland Stuart Cunningham , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 1 no. 1 1994; (p. 47-54)
'A great deal has been made ofthe boom in audiovisual production based in southern Queensland (and to some extent in northern Queensland)in the 1990s. This follows a pattern throughout the so-called 'revival' period (since the early 1970s) in Australia which has seen successive moments of regional upsurge. In the 1970s, it was South Australia, under the energetic leadership of the South Australian Film Corporation, that saw many of the best feature films and several of the early historical mini-series of the early revival period made in that state (see, for example, Moran). During the early to mid-1980s,Western Australia, with the locationofbold production houses such as Barron Films and strong independent documentary traditions, offered robust regional opportunities, culminating in such memorable films as Shame and Fran.' (Introduction)

Awards

1986 won AWGIE Awards Major Award
1985 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Director
1985 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Film
1985 won Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay, Original
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