Secrets (1983)


In the fall of 1963, Louise is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her widowed mother. Before she is set to leave for boarding school, she discovers a box belonging to her late father. The box contains secret documents in additions to condoms, but Louise thinks they are balloons. She also learns her father was a member of the secret order of Freemasons. While at boarding school, Louise attempts to explain to friends what the Freemasons are. The girls form their own version of a Masonic club. Meanwhile, Louise’s mother finds the box in Louise’s room and inadvertently thinks her daughter is sexually active. Louise learns her parents’ marriage was not what she thought it was.

Director: Gavin Millar.
Writer: Noella Smith.
Stars: Helen Lindsay, John Horsley, Anna Jones, Daisy Cockburn, Rebecca Johnson, Lucy Goode, Richard Tolan, Carol Gillies, Jane Briers, Judith Fellows, Georgine Anderson, Cynthia Grenville, Elizabeth Choice, Matyelok Gibbs, Nancy Mannigham, Peter Scott Harrison, Craig Stokes, Robert Stagg, Paul Gamble.


RIP Gavin Millar (1938-2022).

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    August 6, 2022

    I will forever be grateful to Gavin Millar for DREAMCHILD (1985) his extraordinary Dennis Potter scripted ode to Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell.

  2. Tveitt Irgens
    August 6, 2022

    This film sounds interesting. Thank you!

    August 7, 2022

    Thanks, Jon. I enjoyed this post as well. Glad to hear DREAMCHILD’s making it to Bluray as its had, at least in the ‘States, a rather chequered video path. It’s visual schema should look wonderful in that format. Now if only we can get Thunderbean Video to finish its full restoration of Lou Bunin’s amazing ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1949), and get it released, all will be A-OK!

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