By Fiona Kidman

The offerings of the previous echo throughout the generations during this relocating New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle relatives, first encountered in Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café

When battle widow Irene Sandle is going to paintings in New Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to begin a brand new, self sustaining existence for herself and her daughter – however the tragic repercussions of her selection will resonate lengthy after Irene has gone.

Each of Irene’s teenagers includes the occasions in their youth all through their lives, performed out opposed to a backdrop of significant swap – new possibilities emerge for ladies, yet social difficulties proceed to carry many again. Headstrong Belinda turns into a winning filmmaker, yet struggles to accommodate her family drama as her more youthful siblings are haunted by way of the past.

A sweeping saga overlaying part a century, this can be a strong exploration of relatives ties and heartbreaks, and of studying to stay with the past.

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