WINNER OF 2 AFI AWARDS
WIDESCREEN 16:9 ASPECT RATIO (1.85:1)
FORMAT: PAL REGION: 4.
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 94 MINS.
REVIEW: When Aussie expatriate Tom Garfield (John Waters) walks away from a lucrative Hollywood writing assignment, he heads back home to Melbourne to explore the scattered fragments of his past. Seizing the opportunity, local theatre producer Geoff Bormann (Kevin Miles) welcomes his return with open arms, angling for Tom to promote his latest play, “The Human Heart” and truly celebrate the return of the prodical son. But Tom has other ideas and sets out on a rocky road to redemption. A recovering alcoholic, Tom begs his ex-wife Helen (Penelope Stewart) for a second chance after nearly a decade’s absence and attempts to reinstate himself in the life of their confused young daughter Jessie (Jacinta Stapleton). Buoyed by the support of struggling writer and long-lost friend Ian McKenzie (Kym Gyngell) and the newfound attention of actress Suzy Daniels (Nicki Paull), Tom’s attempts to reconcile his past is a journey fraught with the heartache of success, the passion of conviction and the underlying sense of self. SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary with writer/producer Frank Howson and Film critic Paul Harris* “Frankly Speaking” – a documentary with Frank hoeson* Music Video clip “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” by Marc Jordan* Music Video clip “Under Fire” by Marc Jordan* Tailer*