Set against the backdrop of isolated beauty in South Australia's majestic Flinders Ranges, Rachel Ward's directorial debut is a new landmark in Australian film-making. This emotionally raw, gothic love story reveals a family bound by lies and torn apart by the truth. Ned (Ben Mendelsohn) has returned to the family farm for the first time in decades, seeking reconciliation with his estranged and dying father Bruce (Bryan Brown). But what really draws Ned home are memories that have haunted him since adolescence - memories of sexual awakening, forbidden passion, suffocating guilt and a devastating family secret. Featuring an ensemble cast of some of Australia's finest actors including Rachel Griffiths, Maeve Dermody and stunning newcomer Sophie Lowe as Kate. Brought to life in parallel strands of past and present, Beautiful Kate is a feast for the senses: bold, evocative and haunting.
She is beautiful
- Beautiful Kate review by Corinthian
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Sophie Lowe is certainly beautiful as Kate and was rightly nominated for an Australian equivalent to BAFTA for her role. She plays a sister who gives off a bit more than just sisterly love to her brother Ned (Ben Mendelsohn). The story is told in flash back and is nicely done with good cinematography and a quality soundtrack. It's rewarding rather than captivating but worthy of attention.