The Eye of the Storm wins at Rome International Film Festival

Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm won the Rome International Film Festival’s jury prize overnight.

The Australian film tied with French film See How They Dance by Claude Miller in a rare stalemate by the jury.

Producer Antony Waddington said of the win: “We’re so thrilled at this international recognition for the film and in particular for Australia’s master filmmaker, Fred Schepisi.”

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling, The Eye of the Storm won The Age Critics’ Prize for best Australian film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It has also been nominated for three IF Awards (Best film, best actor – Rush, and best actress –Davis). The film is based on a novel by Patrick White, adapted by Judy Morris (Happy Feet).


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