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The Screen Guide

An illuminating profile of the writer David Malouf, recognised as one of Australia's finest novelists and poets. Shot in Australia, Italy, England and Ireland, this film uses a combination of interviews, integrated dramatisations, archival footage and cinema verité sequences to explore the work of this complex man. It reveals a writer who looks closely into ordinary lives and events and finds something precious in them, giving those mundane moments meaning and making them into art.

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Don Featherstone
Don Featherstone
Don Featherstone
Executive Producers
Neil Mundy  Chris Oliver
Dir. of Photography
Paul Ree


David Malouf - Geoffrey Rush (Narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
Art and culture
Production Company
Film Australia Limited  RM Associates

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival
  • Golden Gate Awards - San Francisco Film Society
  • International Festival of Films on Art
  • US International Film & Video Festival
  • Banff World Television Festival