“Director Neil Armfield sidesteps melodrama to deliver a heart-breaking, sensitive, poignant portrait of love and loss. Anthony LaPaglia and Guy Pearce provide sturdy support as the fathers…2015 is turning into a stellar year for Australian film” — Jim Schembri, 3 AW
Tim and John fell in love and embarked on a forbidden high school romance that was to last a lifetime. Together they conquered countless prejudices and challenges to become champions of gay rights.
Holding The Man is a remarkable true-life love story of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo and their enduring love for each other has been immortalised in Tim’s own cult classic memoir and in Tommy Murphy’s award winning stage play, which has now been adapted for the screen.
Director Neil Armfield
Cast Ryan Corr, Craig Scott, Geoffrey Rush, Kerry Fox, Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook, Anthony LaPaglia,
Script Tommy Murphy
Producer Kylie Du Fresne