THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES
WEDNESDAY 19th - 2.30 PM
 
 
Director : Rolf de Heer
Australia /2003 /111 min /35 mm /colour /French subtitled
Drama

Cast : Richard Dreyfuss, Hugo Weaving, Timothy Spall, Cathy Tyson, Victor Bottenbley, Federico Celada

Deep in the Amazon, widower Antonio Bolivar lives alone in a village so small, the dentist comes only twice a year: to pull teeth and deliver the romance novels the old man loves. Bolivar observes the settlers and their machines encroach, dispassionately noting the stupidity of modern man. But when a jaguar begins to stalk the village, the population turn to Bolivar, who once lived with the Indians. The old man must confront the demons of his past as well as summon the courage and hunting skills to face the deadly jaguar, an animal he has grown to admire.