Age Of Consent

The second of Michael Powell’s two films made in Australia, this is a lovely erotic and idyllic comedy about a New York painter (James Mason) who has moved to a remote barrier reef island, which he shares with a drunken eccentric (Neva Carr-Glynn) and her beautiful teenage granddaughter (Helen Mirren), whom he paints and sleeps with. James Mason coproduced; Jack McGowran and Frank Thring costar; Peter Yeldham wrote the script, adapted from a novel by Norman Lindsay (1969). (JR)

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