“I Am Woman” is a 2019 Australian biographical film directed and produced by female director Unjoo Moon. The content involves feminist icon Helen Reddy, Ai The screenplay of Emma Jensen. In what the Hollywood Reporter calls a “breakthrough performance”, Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) is the singer, and Evan Peters (Evan Peters), manager husband Jeff Wall Jeff Wald and Danielle Macdonald serve as legendary rock writer Lilian Roxon.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Helen Reddy
Danielle Macdonald as Lilian Roxon
Evan Peters as Jeff Wald
Matty Cardarople as Roy Meyer
Rita Rani Ahuja as Maree Alvarez
Molly Broadstock as Traci
The film begins with 24-year-old Reddy, who arrived in New York in 1966 with his three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and only $230. In less than five years, she became one of the biggest superstars of the time, with 29 American singles, her own hourly TV show and the icon of the feminist movement of the 1970s, which adopted her national anthem. The film tells the story of her relationship with the influential Lillian Roxon author and husband/manager Wald Roxon of The Encyclopedia of Rock.
Reddy lives in a medical facility in Los Angeles, and her family advised filmmakers on the project. Moon said that she has a great responsibility to Helen to ensure that the story is told sensitively: “Before the film is released, producer Rosemary Brett (Goalpost Pictures), I very strongly believe that we need to tell Helen and her The family watched the movie. It was shown to Helen, her ex-husband Jeff Wald and her two children.
As a filmmaker, sitting in the cinema with Helen Reddy, this is probably one of the toughest screenings I have to do for this film. I suddenly realized that this was her life, and she was looking at it through my eyes. During the screening, Helen sang her song. When she cried, it was not because we felt sad for making this movie, but because she felt that the whole experience was so moving and weeped. I think this is indeed a kind of Catharsis. “
Screen Australia is a major investor in films. Together with Cowlick Entertainment and the art agency Create NSW, it has received further funding from the Goodship Women’s Fund, which provides support for films with strong messages of social change.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2019. With the support of review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film’s approval rate is 75% (based on 8 reviews), with an average rating of 5.75/10. Indiewire announced that the movie was “more important than other genre entries,” and the Hollywood Reporter called the movie “entertaining and beautifully packaged,” with “considerable appeal.” Toronto film review site That Shelf called it “Reassured crowd”.
The Hollywood Reporter commentator David Rooney wrote: “The crucial thing is that you really root for Helen to make it in the first place and then to make it through a nightmarish marriage and come out unbroken. The luminous Cobham-Hervey has you in the corner of this smart, pragmatic, quietly driven woman all the way.”
The film was selected as the 10th annual Athena Film Festival to celebrate women and awarded the director Unjoo Moon Athena Breakthrough Award.
I Am Woman is planned to be distributed by Transmission Films in Australia, in North America through Akute Media, and elsewhere by Metropolis (France), Nos (Portugal), Inopia (Spain), Videovision (South Africa), Front Row (Middle East) )issued. ), Bliss Media (China), Scene&Sound (Korea), Ale Kino+ (Poland), VTI (Former Yugoslavia), Cineplex (Taiwan), Golden A Entertainment (Thailand) and Cinesky (airline).