Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
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Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
Florence Broadhurst was best known as a leading Australian interior designer who turned a small business into one of the nation's largest wallpaper companies. However, Broadhurst's past was something of a mystery to many people, and not without reason -- she was a woman with a gift for assuming and shedding identities at will, and Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong looks at her remarkable life and times in this documentary. In 1899, Broadhurst was born in a farming community in Queensland, and from an early age she had a powerful desire to see the world. By the time she was in her… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] thoroughly original, whimsical documentary bio with dramatic recreations, sly wit and animation by SV2, who created collage-like imagery."
‑ Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter
"A feisty faker is held up as a feminist idol, but her bloody death and exact source of her appeal remain a mystery."
‑ Russell Edwards, Variety
"Gillian Armstrong's documentary is more than a tribute to a unique woman whose artistic impact is still felt today. With its tone echoing the essence of its central character and leading lady, the film is cheeky and irreverent, while remaining respectful"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile