The Eye of the Storm (2011 film)

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The Eye of the Storm
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Promotional poster
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Produced by Gregory J. Read
Antony Waddington
Screenplay by Judy Morris
Based on The Eye of the Storm 
by Patrick White
Starring Geoffrey Rush
Charlotte Rampling
Judy Davis
Edited by Kate Williams
Distributed by Transmission
Release date(s)
  • 8 September 2011 (2011-09-08)
Country Australia
Language English

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] and had a September 2011 theatrical release.[2]

Plot[edit]

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.[3]

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Ceremony Recipient Category Result
2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Judy Davis Best Performance by an Actress Nominated
AACTA Awards[5]
(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
Charlotte Rampling
Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
John Gaden Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Helen Morse Best Actor 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[6][7] 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

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