The Goddess of 1967

Clara LawAustralia – 2000

A Japanese man searches the internet looking for his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS (in French: Déesse, or "Goddess") . He locates one in Australia and travels there to buy it. Upon his arrival he finds the seller dead. A 17 year-old blind girl tells him she can take him to find the real owner. Together they embark on a strange and erotic journey into the arid Australian desert, populated by abandoned mining towns - a desolate land and a dark haunting past. Before long, their separate quests become one: a shared desire to transcend the past and find redemption, achieved under the benevolent eye of the Goddess.

Original Title The Goddess of 1967
German Title Der Japaner und die Göttin
French Title La déesse de 1967
Other Titles La deessa del 67
Directed by Clara Law
Country Australia
Available Formats 35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Clara Law, Eddie Fong
Film Editing Kate Williams
Soundtrack Jen Anderson
Cinematography Dion Beebe
Sound Roger Sacage
Décors Nicholas McCallum
Costumes Anni Marshall, Helen Mather
Production Eddie Fong, Peter Sainsbury
Runtime 119 Min.
Language Englisch, Japanisch/d/f oder i
Rose Byrne Blindes Mädchen
Rikiya Kurokawa Japanischer DS-Fan
Nicholas Hope Vater
Elise McCredie Marie

Beste Darstellerin an der Mostra del Cinema Venedig 2000
Beste Regie in Chicago 2000
FIPRESCI Award Tromso IFF 2001

"Outstandingly original in both conception and realisation … The direction and acting are excellent, and Byrne’s mesmerising performance as B.G. brilliantly."
International Herald Tribrune

"Utterly postmodern in its story and style, THE GODDESS OF 1967 is a sophisticated picture."

"A bold narrative experiment supported by some striking and surreal photography, "The Goddess of 1967" sees Hong Kong's Clara Law allowing her imagination to have free reign in the Australian outback."
Hollywood Reporter


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