Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe and head Jocelyn Moorhouse and PJ Hogan’s a real breakthrough film for Australian cinema.
FimInk sums up the film and it’s fantastic recent restoration with these words “startlingly original…Proof remains one of the finest of all Australian films and, in many ways, an extremely influential one….Mischievously perverse, flawlessly acted, intellectually intriguing, and masterfully controlled, Proof had its world premiere at The Cannes Film Festival, where it had the honour of opening the Director’s Fortnight section. It received a standing ovation, an official plaudit (in the form of the Golden Camera – Special Mention), and heaps of acclaim from the movie world’s top opinion-makers, before selling to territories around the globe.”
Martin (Hugo Weaving), a visually impaired man, lives an emotionally isolated life. Holding a deep-seated mistrust for the people around him, he takes photographs of his surroundings as a safeguard against being deceived. An object of obsessive but unrequited desire for his housekeeper (Genevieve Picot), Martin embarks on a cautious friendship with a young restaurant worker (Russell Crowe). In doing so, he sets in motion a love triangle in which trust can be built and shattered.
Proof was the launchpad for the international careers of actors Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe and director Jocelyn Moorhouse. It swept the 1991 AFI Awards, winning six awards including Best Film, Director, Actor (Weaving), Supporting Actor (Crowe) and Screenplay, and also received a special mention at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
Mon 29 April, 6:30pm
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