A Japanese man searches the internet looking for his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS (in French: Déesse, or "Goddess") . He locates one in Australia and travels there to buy it. Upon his arrival he finds the seller dead. A 17 year-old blind girl tells him she can take him to find the real owner. Together they embark on a strange and erotic journey into the arid Australian desert, populated by abandoned mining towns - a desolate land and a dark haunting past. Before long, their separate quests become one: a shared desire to transcend the past and find redemption, achieved under the benevolent eye of the Goddess.
|Original Title||The Goddess of 1967|
|German Title||Der Japaner und die Göttin|
|French Title||La déesse de 1967|
|Other Titles||La deessa del 67|
|Directed by||Clara Law|
|Available Formats||35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP|
|Screenplay||Clara Law, Eddie Fong|
|Film Editing||Kate Williams|
|Costumes||Anni Marshall, Helen Mather|
|Production||Eddie Fong, Peter Sainsbury|
|Language||Englisch, Japanisch/d/f oder i|
|Rose Byrne||Blindes Mädchen|
|Rikiya Kurokawa||Japanischer DS-Fan|
Beste Darstellerin an der Mostra del Cinema Venedig 2000
Beste Regie in Chicago 2000
FIPRESCI Award Tromso IFF 2001
"Outstandingly original in both conception and realisation … The direction and acting are excellent, and Byrne’s mesmerising performance as B.G. brilliantly."
International Herald Tribrune
"Utterly postmodern in its story and style, THE GODDESS OF 1967 is a sophisticated picture."
"A bold narrative experiment supported by some striking and surreal photography, "The Goddess of 1967" sees Hong Kong's Clara Law allowing her imagination to have free reign in the Australian outback."