Hanway Films




The Paul Cox Collection


Paul Cox

Screenplay by  
Paul Cox

Aden Young
Beth Champion
Claudia Karvan

"An ambitious, sometimes hallucinatory drama…it exerts a spell" – Variety.

An adaptation of 'Priest Island' by E.L. Grant Watson. A man is exiled to a lonely island after he is caught stealing sheep to pay the dowry for his beloved. He is sentenced to spend his life on an uninhabited island with only a few simple tools. Mary (Beth Champion), a maid, intrigued by the story and the man, decides to join him there.

WINNER: AFI Award for Best Cinematography

NOMINEE: Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival

Australia | English | 1994 | 95 mins