Today we have two trailers along with the first poster for The Eye of the Storm. Directed by Fred Schepisi (Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation), it stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Judy Davis, Alexandra Schepisi, Helen Morse, John Gaden and Robyn Nevin, and is based on the novel by Australia’s only Nobel Prize-winner for Literature, Patrick White.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But in dying, as in living, Mrs. Hunter remains a powerful force on those who surround her. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Patrick White, The Eye of the Storm is a savage exploration of family relationships – and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, which define them.
The film won The Age Critics’ Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Premiere Special Jury Prize at the Rome Film Festival, and dominates the acting categories of the upcoming Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards, for which it received twelve (12) nominations. The winners will be announced on January 31, 2012.
Sycamore Entertainment’s The Eye of the Storm will be released in theaters April 20th, 2012.