Proof (1991)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Australia, 1991, , .  Screenplay by Jocelyn Moorhouse.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s first film is still her best. A blind photographer () puts his complete trust in his controlling housekeeper () until he makes a new best friend (Russell Crowe in one of his most appealing performances). Lemon becomes jealous of their relationship, and eventually starts up an affair with Crowe that forces him to tell a lie to Weaving at a crucial turning point in the story. This divide in their friendship becomes the centre point of a playing out of conflict between these three completely disparate and fascinating characters. The personal intimacy of this tale adds to its hypnotic attraction, and the acting by all three is excellent.

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