Transmission have just sent across the trailer for the forthcoming The Eye of the Storm, starring Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis. It’s the first film directed by Fred Schepisi in Australia since his Oscar nominated, Evil Angels and is based on the novel by Patrick White, Australia’s only ever recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. It just took out the The Age Critics Prize at the recent Melbourne International Film Festival and will be having its international premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept 11
In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But in dying, as in living, Mrs Hunter remains a powerful force on those who surround her. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Patrick White, The Eye of the Storm is a savage exploration of family relationships — and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy which define them.
The Eye of the Storm is released on 15 September 2011 in Australia from Transmission.