Woman's Tale
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Australian director Paul Cox, skilled at intense psychological stories about lone souls looking for comfort in a cold world, was at his best with this original script co-written by the director and Barry Dickins. Martha is a 78-year-old woman living out her final days. Not a maudlin tale of a lonely woman wasting away, A Woman's Tale focuses on a human who manages to maintain an amazing vitality in the face of death. She encourages her young nurse, Anna (Gosia Doborowolska), to use her flat for romantic trysts; she looks in on Billy (Norman Kayes), an elderly neighbor, and she resists… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a special film, never maudlin or anything but honest, about facing adversity and doing it with courage and dignity."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Australian director Paul Cox has made a brave, bold, and life-affirming film about what Cicero called "our play's last act.""
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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