SHINE

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

SBS ONE, Satur­day, 9.30pm, PG ( 1996)

Writer- di­rec­tor Scott Hicks spent the most part of a decade in pre- pro­duc­tion of his life- af­firm­ing story of mu­si­cal prodigy David Helf­gott. Pushed to break­ing point by an over­bear­ing fa­ther ( Ar­min Müeller- Stahl) dur­ing his ado­les­cence, the tor­tured soul even­tu­ally finds peace, and true love, as an adult. Hicks de­tails this tragic fa­ther- son power strug­gle with an ac­cu­mu­lated se­ries of crush­ing episodes. Shar­ing the cen­tral role, Ge­of­frey Rush ( above) and Noah Tay­lor de­liver vir­tu­oso per­for­mances that should leave you no less than flab­ber­gasted. The con­cert pi­ano se­quences are breath­tak­ing.

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