An Australian drama film directed by award-winning veteran filmmaker, Fred Schepisi. It is an adaptation of Patrick White’s (1973) novel of the same name. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. It won the critics award for best Australian feature at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival and featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Set in the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, a dying matriarch, Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) is attended to by two nurses, a housekeeper and her two adult children (Rush and Davis). Despite her deteriorating health, Elizabeth continues to wield considerable control over her affairs and those around her.