Abbie Cornish and Heath Ledger in Candy

Abbie Cornish as Candy and Heath Ledger as Dan smiling at each other and in an embrace.
Title:
Abbie Cornish and Heath Ledger in Candy
NFSA ID:
683907
Year:
2006
Courtesy:
Candy Productions
Category:
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Photographer Hugh Hartshorne captured this still representing an early scene from Candy (Neil Armfield, Australia, 2006). Dan and Candy spin on an amusement ride, oblivious to their watching friends and family and before their lives begin a relentlessly and impassively observed downward spiral.  

Their passionate entanglement here in this portrait became the key art for the film, and the image lives on in Australian cultural memory.

The film is an adaptation of Luke Davies' memoir of love and addiction set in the 1980s.

Photographer:
Hugh Hartshorne