Age of Consent

  • 15
  • Michael Powell (1969)
  • Aus
  • 95 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Michael Powell's final feature film is about an artist (James Mason) who runs out of inspiration and retreats to the Great Barrier Reef with his young model (Helen Mirren). "The film was full of nudity," wrote Powell, "but it is a painter's nudity." Filmed mainly on Dunk Island (now the Reef's priciest resort), it is undeniably beautiful and filled with engaging characters. Mirren is not the only actress who takes her clothes off; so does Clarissa Kaye, who later became Mason's real-life wife.

Plot Summary

Romantic drama starring James Mason and Helen Mirren. A famous painter settles on an island on the Great Barrier Reef to revive the quality of his work. His life is changed when he encounters a nubile young girl who is only too willing to pose for him.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bradley Morahan
James Mason
Cora
Helen Mirren
Nat Kelly
Jack MacGowran
Ma Ryan
Neva Carr-Glyn
Isabel Marley
Andonia Katsaros
Hendricks
Michael Boddy
Ted Farrell
Harold Hopkins
Godfrey
Frank Thring
Meg
Clarissa Kaye

Crew

Director
Michael Powell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Michael Powell Prods
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama

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