CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • 15
  • Biography, Comedy
  • 1969
  • 103 mins

Age of Consent

Age of Consent

Synopsis

An Australian artist far away from home decides to become a Gauguin primitive moves to a deserted island on the Great Barrier Reef. When he arrives, he discovers the island is populated by a drunken old harridanand her attractive granddaughter.

About

James Mason and Helen Mirren star in one of Michael Powell's final films, which adds an erotic dimension to its exploration of '60s liberality. Mason's artist discovers Mirren's nubile teen on an island, who he strips and paints at the first opportunity. Powell's deft exploration of the emotional effects of their encounter prove much more successful than the film's odd comic subplots.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Michael Boddy, Neva Carr-Glynn, James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Andonia Katsaros
  • Director: Michael Powell
  • Writer: Peter Yeldman
  • Producer: Michael Powell, James Mason
  • Photographer: Hannes Staudinger

A provocative watch, featuring an interesting early performance from Helen Mirren.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 In Order Of Disappearance

    In Order Of Disappearance

    Hans Petter Moland sets Stellan SkarsgÄrd's unlikely but effective migrant avenger between two very different drug gangs, with darkly comic results

  • Film4 Son Of Roin Hood

    Son Of Robin Hood

    Robin Hood has died, but the surviving members of his Merry Men team up with Robin's kid to thwart an evil nobleman

  • Film4 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Wheels In Motion Season On Film4

    It's a parade of motorcycles, trains and automobiles on Film4 as the Wheels In Motion Season gets rolling

  • Film4 The Moo Man

    The Moo Man On Film4

    Director Andy Heathcote tells the story of a farmer (Stephen Hook) and his cows on an organic dairy farm in the acclaimed Sundance documentary on Film4.

  • Channel 4 Blog

    TIFF 2014: The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness

    Michael Leader catches the highly-anticipated behind-the-scenes documentary The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness, which charts an integral year in the life of Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli.

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Film4 unveils The Museum Of Important Shit

    A collection of ordinary items with extraordinary significance launched in conjunction the film 20,000 Days on Earth featuring Nick Cave. [caption id="attachment_2754" align="alignnone" width="600"]

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share