Following its extended theatrical run earlier this year, Fred Schepisi’s adaptation of the Patrick White novel The Eye of the Storm is now out on UK DVD, and The Far Paradise have one copy to give away thanks to Munro Film Services.
Starring Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis as a pair of expatriate siblings drawn back into the arms of their ailing, manipulative mother (played with grandiose flair by Charlotte Rampling), it is an excoriating, darkly funny character study of a trio of self-important, selfish and inherently fallible misanthropes going through the motions of upper-class disfunction.
You can read my earlier piece on the real-life homecomings that permeate Patrick White’s novel and Schepisi’s film, and the DVD can be bought from all the usual outlets. Thanks to Munro Film Services, we also have one copy up for grabs!
For a chance to win The Eye of the Storm on DVD, just answer the following question:
Best known as a novelist, Patrick White also penned a theatrical feature in the late 1970s that explored similarly dark themes of familial dysfunction and suburban menace. That film was directed by Jim Sharman and starred Ruth Cracknell, John Frawley and Kerry Walker, but what was it called?
a) Against the Grain
b) The Night, The Prowler
Answers should be sent via email, Twitter or Facebook and entries close at 7pm this Friday (20/09/2013). One winner will be selected at random, and the prize will be despatched directly by Munro Film Services. Competition open to residents of UK only.
The Eye of the Storm is out now on UK DVD via Munro Film Services.