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The Eye of the Storm is an Australian drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is an adaptation of Patrick White's 1973 novel of the same name. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. It won the critics award for best Australian feature at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival[1][2] and had a September 2011 theatrical release.[3]

The Eye of the Storm
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Promotional poster
Directed byFred Schepisi
Produced byGregory J. Read
Antony Waddington
Screenplay byJudy Morris
Based onThe Eye of the Storm
by Patrick White
StarringGeoffrey Rush
Charlotte Rampling
Judy Davis
Edited byKate Williams
Distributed byTransmission
Release date
  • 8 September 2011 (2011-09-08)
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, a dying matriarch, Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) is attended to by two nurses, a housekeeper and her two adult children (Rush and Davis). Despite her deteriorating health, Elizabeth continues to wield considerable control over her affairs and those around her.[4]

CastEdit

AwardsEdit

Ceremony Recipient Category Result
2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Judy Davis Best Performance by an Actress Nominated
AACTA Awards[6]
(1st)
Antony Waddington
Gregory J. Read
Fred Schepisi
Best Film Nominated
Fred Schepisi Best Direction Nominated
Judy Morris Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Geoffrey Rush Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Judy Davis Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
Charlotte Rampling Nominated
John Gaden Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Helen Morse Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Antony Waddington
Gregory J. Read
Fred Schepisi
AFI Members' Choice Award Nominated
Melinda Doring Best Production Design Won
Terry Ryan Best Costume Design Won
2011 Inside Film Awards[7][8] Antony Waddington
Gregory J. Read
Fred Schepisi
Best Feature Film Nominated
Geoffrey Rush Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Judy Davis Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
Melbourne International Film Festival The Age Critics' Award for Best Australian Feature Film Won
Rome International Film Festival Jury Special Prize Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'The Eye Of The Storm' Wins at Melbourne International Film Festival". Yahoo! TV. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ Bulbeck, Pip (9 August 2011). "'The Eye Of The Storm' Wins at Melbourne International Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Sycamore presents Fred Schepisi's, The Eye of the Storm" (pdf). Paper Bark Films EOS Pty Ltd. 18 August 2011. p. cover. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Schepisi, Rush in Eye of the Storm" Movie Hole. 18 April 2010
  5. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600207/
  6. ^ " Nominees for the 2011 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  7. ^ " Winners of the 2011 Inside Film Awards. Inside Film Awards. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  8. ^ " Nominees of the 2011 Inside Film Awards. Inside Film Awards. Retrieved 9 December 2011.

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