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Dempsey Knight in The Road from Coorain

The Road from Coorain

2002 NR

Based on the memoir of best-selling writer Jill Ker Conway, this lushly photographed drama tells the fascinating story of Conway's early life growing up on a sheep ranch in the harsh Australian outback under the influence of her domineering mother. Juliet Stevenson stars as Eve, Conway's mother, and Richard Roxburgh plays her father, Bill. Tragedy, family intrigue, first love and the burgeoning feminist movement shape Conway's resilient intellect.