Geoffrey Rush in The Eye of the Storm

Geoffrey Rush as Basil Hunter on a ferry approaching Luna Park in Sydney.
Title:
Geoffrey Rush in The Eye of the Storm
NFSA ID:
1022164
Year:
2011
Courtesy:
TEOS Productions
Category:
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Stills photographer Matt Nettheim captured this portrait while hanging out the window of the ferry in the rain.

'It was pissing down the last time I was here', says Geoffrey Rush as actor Sir Basil Hunter in The Eye of the Storm (Fred Schepisi, Australia, 2011) before we see him on the ferry.

Based on Patrick White's 600-page novel and set in 1972, family matriarch Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) has summoned her expatriate children (played by Rush and Judy Davis) back to Sydney as she approaches death.

Rush has observed how deftly director Fred Schepisi encapsulated 'hundreds of pages of the backstory' in this scene.

Photographer :
Matt Nettheim