Holding the Man Trailer: Tim Conigrave’s Memoir is Brought to Life

Transmission Films has unveiled the first trailer for Holding the Man, the upcoming Australian drama that brings to life the hilarious and heart-breaking memoir written by Tim Conigrave.

The film tells the true story of Tim (Ryan Corr) and John (Craig Stott), two men who fell in love at high-school and held onto each other throughout various ups and downs. It was a romance that would endure 15 years.

Neil Armfield, whose last feature was the Heath Ledger-starring drama Candy, directs what looks like a sweet and emotional film here. Holding the Man could be a breakout film for Corr and Stott, and the great supporting cast, including Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook, and Anthony LaPaglia, could help this one get wider recognition come release time. It looks great.

Holding the Man, also starring Kerry Fox and Camilla Ah Kin, will be released in cinemas across Australia on 27 August.

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.

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