A featurette has been released for Holding the Man, introducing us to the film covering the true-life love story of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo.
Ryan Corr and Craig Stott play Conigrave and Caleo respectively in this emotional Aussie romantic-drama, which tells of a love affair that went through thick and thin, surviving discrimination, temptation and jealousy, until an illness tried to destroy them. Their love would endure for 15 years.
Neil Armfield (Candy) directs a picture that looks to benefit from a celebratory tone – as opposed to what could very well have been a tear-jerking downer. It’s a touching and inspiring love story, so it’s good to see some strong talent coming together to bring it to life. We’ve got high hopes for this one.
Holding the Man, also starring Sarah Snook, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, and Anthony LaPaglia, is released in Australia on August 27.
Official synopsis for Holding the Man:
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.