Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
An 18-year-old orphan teetering on the verge of womanhood attempts to unlock the secrets of her shrouded family past by setting out into the Australian countryside with little more than her mother's diary and a mysterious older lover to guide her in an intimate drama directed by Craig Monahan and starring Hugo Weaving and Emma Lung. Orphaned as a young child by a horrific car accident and locked into a forbidden love affair with the one-time trade unionist who now works as a factory manager at the peach-canning factory where she currently works, Steph (Lung) is a typical teenage girl who longs for a better life. With an unknown future on the horizon and a painful past slowly shrinking away in her rearview mirror, Steph attempts to find out everything she ever wanted to know about the family she once lost while never losing hope that she will one day find success on her own terms.
accident, canning, countryside, factory, orphan