The Australian High Commission, New Delhi, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club, is presenting Australian Visions, a festival of acclaimed Australian films, from 8th to 10th March, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. A total of 8 films will be screened during the film festival.
Today, the last day, Swimming Upstream will be the 3rd of 4 movies to be screened for the day. The movie is directed by Russel Mulcahey, and has Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl and Deborah Kennedy playing the central characters.
The inspirational true story of a swimmer's quest for the Olympic gold, Swimming Upstream is a gripping tale of emotional triumph. Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush and Academy Award nominee Judy Davis deliver terrific performances in this haunting saga of dreams, determination and defeating the odds.
As the target of his father Harold's drunken abuse, young Tony Fingleton escapes to the underwater solitude of the local pool, where he aspires to win his father's love by becoming a national swimming champion. But when his cruel father pits Tony against his own brother in a competition to make the Olympic team, Tony must find the courage to swim his way to victory... and out of his father's emotionally crippling net.
The entry is free for all. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.