Proof

Australia, 1991

Film
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Winner of 7 Australian Film Institute awards, “Proof” is a provocative and engrossing film about a man’s obsessive search for truth. Martin (Hugo Weaving) has been blind from birth. He trusts no-one, except for the camera which has replaced his eyes. His photos are proof that the world he senses is the same as other people see. Then he meets a young kitchen hand, Andy, whose honesty and kindness allow Martin to trust for the first time - until Martin’s jealous housekeeper, Celia, sets out to destroy this relationship. Written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse who won a 1992 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for her screenplay. Cast also includes Genevieve Picot, Russell Crowe, heather Mitchell, Jeffrey Walker, Saskia Post, Frankie J. Holden.

Credits

producer

Lynda House

production company

Australian Film Commission

Film Victoria

House and Moorhouse Films

Duration

01:30:35:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1991

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38184

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Truth

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Drama

Drama → Psychodrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Truth

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Blindness

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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