Desperate Remedies

1993
92min
Feature
Synopsis: 

Dorothea wants to save her sister Rose by marrying her to Lawrence. But Rose wants someone else. And Lawrence wants Dorothea.

Set in a highly-stylised nineteeth century New Zealand, Desperate Remedies is a film about a woman in control of everything - except her own heart.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Drama

Credits:

Produced by: 
Screenplay by: 
Cast: 
Lawrence Hayes
Anne Cooper
William Poyser
Festival/Awards: 
1993 Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection 1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards (Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role: Cliff Curtis,Cinematography: Leon Narbey, Design: Mike Kane, Contribution to Design - Film: Glenis Foster, for her costume design 1994 Asia-Pacific Film Festival (Australia) (Best Direction: Peter Wells, Best Art Direction: Mike Kane) 1994 Turin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Italy) (Audience Prize for Best Feature Film) 1994 Fantasporto (Portugal) (Nominated for Best International Fantasy Film) 1993 Sitges Fantastic Film Festival 1993 Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya - Spain Nominated for Best Film (with Stewart Main): for Desperate Remedies 1993 Montreal, Miami, London, Kiev (Russia), Stockholm (Sweden), 1994: Calcutta, Gerardmer Fantasy Film Festival (France), Flanders (Belgium), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Singapore New Deli - NZ Retrospective 2003, Summer School Film Festival-Czech Rep 2002
Technical information: 
Colour; 35mm Scope; Dolby