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Arts and Public Life Breakfast 'The labyrinth of film financing'
Eminent film maker Bruce Beresford introduced by Ruth Harley (CEO Screen Australia)
One of our most celebrated film directors and producers, Bruce Beresford has returned home this time to direct Carlisle Floyd’s opera, Of Mice and Men. Bruce began his film career in the larrikin resugence of the 1970s but it was the classic Breaker Morant that firstbrought him international success and took him to Hollywood. It led to a lifetime of over 30 great international movies like Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, Black Robe, Double Jeopardy and most recently Mao’s Last Dancer.
But the one thing he hates about his work is raising the finance. ‘Finding money to make movies—the horror, the despair, the agony, the capriciousness, the betrayals…’