Release date: 16 April 1999
Hideous Kinky Web Site - UK web site
The Film Consortium/BBC Films/Greeenpoint Films/L Films/Arts Council of England
International Distributor: The Sales Co.
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
|.||A smaller film based on the novel by the real-life granddaughter of
Sigmund Freud. Winslet plays a hippie mom who rans away to spend years
in Morocco with her kids in the early 70's. The two young kids and their
mother face all sorts of adventures as they travel about while their mother
attempts to find herself.
The title comes from the only words spoken by the mentally and physically declining wife of one of mom's boyfriends. Unaware of the woman's suffering, the two young sisters turn Hideous! Kinky! into magic words for a game of tag.
Shot in Morocco from 20 October to 20 December 1997.
Based on the novel "Hideous Kinky" by Esther Freud, hardcover
published by Harcourt Brace and Company, April 1992 ISBN: 0151402167. Paperback
expected to be released in 1998.
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