Shirley Adams [electronic resource] / by Oliver Hermanus
- New world cinema: independent features & shorts, 1990-present
- Language Note:
- This edition in English and Afrikaans with English subtitles.
- In this deeply affecting portrait of ordinary courage in present-day South Africa, a single mother—Shirley Adams—struggles to care for her paraplegic teenage son, Donovan, in a depressed district on the outskirts of Cape Town. Wearied but resolute, she desperately clings to him as he withdraws from the world following a suicide attempt, and is hopeful when his spirits are momentarily lifted by the appearance of Tamsin, a pretty but overeager social worker. But when the relationship between Donovan and Tamsin sours, his fragile emotional health declines, and Shirley's faith and perseverance are put to the ultimate test. First-time director Oliver Hermanus's observant camera holds close to its subjects, capturing the claustrophobia, intimacy and hushed anguish surrounding the tender daily routines of a mother and her child.
- Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 9, 2014).
AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Other Forms:
- Previously released as DVD.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (New world cinema: independent features & shorts, 1990-present). Available via World Wide Web.
- Won 2010 Carthage Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award; Won 2009 Dubai International Film Festival
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