Un Joo MOON
In the tradition of the musical biopic recently rejuvenated by Bohemian Rhapsody, I Am Woman looks at the life and career of Helen REDDY, the Australian singer behind the song that became a feminist anthem. Under the careful eye of US-based, Australia-raised, director Unjoo MOON, Tilda Cobham-HERVEY offers a memorable portrayal of a woman who moves on from being a struggling single mother in New York with singing ambitions to find international success.
Resemblances between this true story and the evocative fictions of the frequently recycled Hollywood classic A Star is Born, indicate that drug-addled charmers can still impede a woman’s progress, but such men needn’t be a total roadblock.Those unfamiliar with Reddy’s back catalogue of number one hits will be introduced to a treasure trove of outstanding songs, but MOON’s sumptuous-looking film also documents how changes in a person’s life can lead to worldwide political transformations. (Russell EDWARDS)
Un Joo MOON
A Korean born director MOON Un Joo made her first short film, Sorrow’s Child in 1998. She also directed her first feature documentary about jazz singer Tony BENNETT, The Zen of Bennett in 2012 and it received many positive reviews from critics. I Am Woman is her first feature narrative film.