SWIMMING UPSTREAM Antipodes junior
FRIDAY 21st - 2.30 PM
Director : Russell Mulcahy
Australia /2003 /113 min /35 mm /colour /French subtitled

Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl, Deborah Kennedy
Tony and John Fingleton live in Spring Hill, a working class suburb of 1950s Brisbane. They both use the swimming pool at the end of their street as a retreat from their father's mood swings. Harold Fingleton works on the wharves and spends most evenings at the pub. When he comes home, always unpredictable, he can be both a charmer and a terrible bully, who beats his wife and makes life hell for his children. He has favourites among his children, and likes to pit them against each other. That's what he does with his two older sons, whom, he discovers, are talented swimmers. He is living his life through John and distancing himself further from Tony whose achievements as a backstroke swimmer he fails to acknowledge. But Tony is selected to represent Australia at the 1962 Empire Games in Perth. This is a defining moment in the life of the Fingleton family. 
Based on Tony Fingleton true story