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Stephen Leeder in Two Friends

Two Friends

1986 NR

Australian director Jane Campion's feature-length debut tells the story of best friends Louise (Emma Coles) and Kelly (Kris Bidenko), who grow apart after Kelly's judgmental stepfather (Peter Hehir) refuses to allow her to attend the elite women's school that Louise is attending. Told in reverse chronological order, the drama explores Kelly's foray into drugs and punk rock, Louise's withdrawal into her studies and their childhood friendship.