Mon. 26 October, 6:30 pm
21 Simpson St
Winner of 3 AFI Awards including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
What an excellent film!
Craig Monahan's fantastic crime drama springs from what is widely regarded the golden age of Australian cinema. In its year of production (1998) we saw such 1st-class films as The Boys, Radiance, Head On, Dark City, Praise, The Sound of One Hand Clapping and many others with The Intervew winning the AFI Award for Best Film that year - a significant achievement with a field of that calibre.
Hugo Weaving plays Eddie, a young man who finds himself suddenly dragged into the police station for questioning on a recent crime. In the course of the intense close-quarters questioning, stories ebb and flow and in a classic game of cat and mouse with the truth, the police (led by Tony Martin) never really quite get a grip on what to believe or think.
There's quite simply not an ounce of fat to be seen in Gordon Davie's and Craig Monahan's script which just cracks along and provides the entire cast, but Weaving and Martin particularly, ample room to move and shine as they move through and around the confined space of the police interview room in this film that has achieved a remarkable 100% satisfaction rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Interview is a surprising and outstanding film through and through and points to a fantastic period of Australian cinema which was guided by identity, purpose and authenticity.
Always great viewing.
The Interview will be accompanied by the WA produced short The Wallpaper, which had its world premiere at Rev this year. Rose is prescribed a ‘rest cure’ to treat her depression, but the isolation and boredom soon triggers a descent into psychosis as she discovers there is a woman living in her wallpaper.
Directors - Jenny Crabb and Susie Conte, duration - 7min