Following her mother’s death, a young woman returns to the old family home, a ramshackle, dilapidated cottage in a coastal town. The visit brings personal memories that still disturb her, and also brings her into contact with a neighbouring Aboriginal family with its own story of dislocation. Her father, too, returns: a former soldier still struggling with demons from his wartime trauma and unable to communicate with his family.
Vacant Possession is a haunting film about personal and public loss, about white ownership and Aboriginal dispossession, and about the difficulty of reconciliation, introspectively exploring the soul of individuals and the nation.
- Pamela Rabe
- Release dates
- 1994 - Australia
- M - Mature
- Ronin Films
- Alistair Jones
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