A savage, yet darkly funny, exploration of family relationships starring Charlotte Rampling as Elizabeth Hunter, the wealthy, manipulative and dying matriarch. Academy Award-winning® actor Geoffrey Rush plays her famous, yet struggling actor son and Golden Globe® winner Judy Davis completes the cast’s principal trio as his down at heel high-society sister. Both Rush and Davis’s characters unite in a common goal of securing their vast inheritance. The film is based is on the acclaimed 1973 novel by Australian writer Patrick White, who became Nobel Laureate in Literature the same year. The character of Elizabeth Hunter is based on White’s own mother who left Sydney to live out her days in Knightsbridge surrounded by eccentric servants.
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Munro Film Services
Dir. Fred Schepisi, Australia, 2012, 119 mins
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Judy Davis, Maria Theodorakis, Geoffrey Rush
- Judy Davis: ‘I never wanted celebrity’ (guardian.co.uk)