EVELYN | TUESDAY 14 - 20.30
USA / Released in France, 15 October 2003 / 94 minutes / 35mm / Colour / English with French subtitles
Director : Bruce Beresford / Screenplay: Paul Pender / Cinematography: André Fleuren / Editor: Humphrey Dixon / Producers: Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair, Michael Ohoven / Music: Stephen Endelman / Cast: Desmond Doyle, Pierce Brosnan, Nick Barron, Aidan Quinn, Bernadette Beattie, Julianna Margulies.
A struggling Dublin tradesman and father of three, Desmond Doyle, is left by his wife to raise their children alone. But according to 1950s Irish law, such a situation is unacceptable. The law dictates that his children be removed and placed in Catholic orphanages. With the help of a friend, Bernadette, and a lawyer, Nick, Desmond begins a battle for custody ...
Born in Sydney in 1940, Bruce Beresford began his career at the Australian Broadcasting Commission before going on to set up films for the Nigerian government, serving as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board and as Film Adviser to the Arts Council of Great Britain. On his return to Australia in 1972, he rapidly became a celebrated film maker, due to the contribution he made to revitalising Australian cinema during the 1970s. In 1980, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay, Breaker Morant. The film was also selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won eleven Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay. In 1989 he directed Driving Miss Daisy which was nominated nine times for an Academy Award, winning four including Best Picture. The following year he directed Pierce Brosnan in Mister Johnson. Other Hollywood stars that have come under his direction include Sharon Stone in Last Dance (1996) and Cate Blanchett and Glenn Close in Paradise Road (1997).