GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayChristina Andreef WriterChristina Andreef LanguageEnglish
Release date1999 (1999) CastJeanie Drynan (Patsy), Linal Haft (Vic), Russell Dykstra (Bo), Genevieve Lemon (Josie), Sacha Horler (Nadia) Similar moviesJane Campion produced Soft Fruit and directed Sweetie
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Soft Fruit is a 1999 drama about a dying mother, and her children who come together to fulfill her last wishes. It is an Australian American co-production produced by Australian filmmaker Jane Campion and directed by Christina Andreef.
Andreef later talked about the themes of the film:
As you grow older, it's so difficult to stay in relationship with your adult brothers and sisters. When you get into your thirties and forties, paths are dividing. Soft Fruit is about that sibling struggle. You think you don't care when you have a fight and fall out. Someone is always on the outer. It's about that struggle to get back on the inner, on the inside.
Jeanie Drynan as Patsy
Russell Dykstra as Bo
Linal Haft as Vic
Genevieve Lemon as Josie
Sacha Horler as Nadia
Alicia Talbot as Vera
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor - Russell Dykstra (winner)
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress - Sacha Horler (winner)
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film (nominated)
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress - Jeanie Drynan (nominated)
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Director - Christina Andreef (nominated)
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay - Christina Andreef (nominated)
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Original Music Score – Antony Partos (nominated)
Soft Fruit grossed $598,704 at the box office in Australia,.