Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
In Jocelyn Moohouse’s unusual and compelling directorial debut, Hugo Weaving plays a blind man who photographs everything around him and then asks friend Russell Crowe to describe their contents. The catch is that he needs to trust Crowe to tell him the truth—to help him see what he cannot and when Crowe gets caught up with Weaving’s obsessed, eccentric housekeeper, things get extremely surprising and complicated. This powerfully charged provocative film won fifteen Australian Film Institute Awards and made its writer/director someone to watch. Unpredictable, unsettling and filled with bizarre but effective humor—Proof is completely original and hard to shake from one’s mind.