Cast: Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston
Running Time:97 minutes
The quirky debut feature from the Oscar® and Palme d'Or-winning director Jane Campion Sweetie, explores the idiosyncrasies of a dysfunctional Australian family.
Kay and Sweetie are sisters, now in their twenties. Kay is gangly and slightly scatty, while Sweetie is plump, imperious, self-centered, and seriously mentally ill. The parents see none of the illness, seeing only their cute child. Kay mainly feels exasperation at her sister's impositions. Slowly, the film exposes how the roots of Sweetie's illness have choked Kay's own development. Can she be released?