Latest Review – The Eye of the Storm (DVD) (Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment)


The Eye of the Storm

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment / Fred Schepisi / 2011 / Australia

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 114 minutes (01:54:09)

Region Code: Region 2

Certificate: 15

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (OAR)

Codec: MPEG-2

Image: Colour

Video: DVD9

Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0

Language: English

Subtitles: None


Adapted from the acclaimed 1973 novel of the same name by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White (the only Australian to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature), Fred Schepisi’s sophisticated and highly poignant film proves a forceful and often darkly comic examination of family relationships and the distinctive currents which underline and define them.

The film has deservedly picked up an array of National awards, including the ‘Age Critics’ Award for Best Australian Feature Film’ at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and three awards at the 2011 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, but although featuring the powerful (and heavyweight) central trio of Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis, the film has unfortunately failed to receive a great deal of critical and commercial acclaim outside of its native Australia…Read More

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