Audiences who weren’t lucky enough to attend this year’s Sydney Film Festival have been treated to the first trailer for Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man today.
Armfield’s first film since 2006’s Candy, Holding the Man looks like it’s going to be a very polished interpretation of Timothy Conigrave’s best-selling memoir.
If you’ve seen the film, let us know what you thought in the comments below.
Holding the Man
Directed by: Neil Armfield
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Did you know?: Holding the Man, first published in 1995 by Penguin Books, has been reprinted fourteen times.
Tim and John fell in love at their all boys high-school while both were teenagers. John was captain of the football team. Tim an aspiring actor playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them.
Ryan Corr and Craig Stott will star in this remarkable true-life story as Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, whose enduring love affair has been immortalised in both Tim’s cult-classic and hilarious memoir and Tommy Murphy’s award-winning stage play of the same name. Murphy has adapted Tim’s book for the screen.