Careful, He Might Hear You. - 35mm Restoration


Restored 2016


His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lila and Uncle George. When he’s six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a co-guardian by PS’s feckless, absent father, she asserts her rights and convinces Lila to have PS live with her weekdays. PS is happy at Lila’s, playing with children, running about, speaking up. At Vanessa’s, there’s a regimen of private school, round vowels, piano and riding lessons, and lonely indoor play with fancy toys. He’s miserable and when he objects, she sues for complete custody. Will anyone listen to him? And will he take on Vanessa’s challenges to find out who he is and to love someone?

Restoration Work Undertaken

Original Theatrical Release 1983. Restored in 2016. Restoration work undertaken. 35mm interpos 4K film scan, PFclean dirt removal and de-flicker, Stabilised every every shot, Colour correction, Dirt and scratch concealment, Audio de-noise treatment, Re-Mastered in 4K UHD for Blu-ray.

Primary Production Companies: Syme International Productions, New South Wales Fil Corporation
Producer: Jill Robb
Director: Carl Schultz
Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce
Editor's Assistant: Marcus D'Arcy
Colorist: Charlie Ellis
Writer: Michael Jenkins
Cast: Wendy Huges, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Glenhill, John Hargreaves, Geraldine Turner, Isabelle Anderson
Format: Feature Film
Genre: Drama
Services: Colour Grading, Film Scanning & Digitisation, Restoration
Distributors: Hoyts Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox, Cannon/Gala

Awards: 10 Wins and 6 Nominations

Awards Won: Australian Film Institute: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Lead Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay, Adaped, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Cinematography. Australian Writers' Guild: Awgie Award - Feature Film - Adapatation. National Board of Review, USA: NBR Award - Top Ten Films.
Award Nominations: Australian Film Institute: Best Actor in a Lead Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Music Score, Best Achievement in Sound, Best Achievement in Editing. Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion

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