GUEST SPEAKER: ANN TUNER, DIRECTOR
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror. Dir: Ann Turner. 1989.
In the midst of a rabbit plague in 1957 Melbourne, and with anti-communist paranoia at its peak, nine-year-old Celia (Rebecca Smart) is haunted by terrifying visions of storybook monsters who climb through her window at night and lurk behind the visages of everyday acquaintances.
Mourning the death of her grandmother and mistreated at home, she befriends a neighbouring family, but their suspicious political associations soon place her at odds with her parents and classmates, with violent consequences.
A dark and unconventional coming of age Australian horror classic.
Courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia.