GenreDrama ScreenplayPaul Cox, Barry Jenkins LanguageEnglish
WriterPaul Cox, Barry Dickins Release dateCanada: 18 December 1991 (1991-12-18) at the Toronto Film Festival
USA: 1 May 1992 (1992-05-01)
Australia: unknown CastSheila Florance (Martha), Gosia Dobrowolska (Anna), Norman Kaye (Billy), Chris Haywood (Jonathan) Similar moviesSelf/less, The Fault in Our Stars, Cancer: The forbidden cures, The Beautiful Truth, Dying To Have Known, Melody
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A Woman's Tale is a 1991 Australian film directed by Paul Cox. It stars Sheila Florance, Gosia Dobrowolska, Norman Kaye, Chris Haywood and Ernie Gray.
Martha (Florance) is an elderly woman living alone in her flat and dying of cancer. Her love of life leads to an ambivalence about her age; her unique moral code leads to her playing cupid for her friend and nurse Anna (Dobrowolska) and Anna’s married lover (Gray); her worrisome son (Haywood) wants her to move into a home; her neighbour Billy (Kaye) has dementia.
Florance herself was dying of cancer as the film was being shot. She died aged 75 nine days after being awarded the 1991 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
A Woman's Tale grossed $49,584 at the box office in Australia. The film grossed $405,137 in the United States.