A BEAUTIFUL MIND
8.30PM, SBS ★★ ★ ★
Russell Crowe serves up yet another pitch- perfect portrayal of a complex real- life character, starring as gifted mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, who triumphs over a lengthy battle with schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize. This quality drama is an acutely sensitive and refreshingly unsentimental exploration of a debilitating mental illness. Director Ron Howard shot the scenes in strict chronological order, a rarity in modern- day fi lmmaking.