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John Farrow: Hollywood's Man in the Shadows

Directed by Frans Vandenburg, Claude Gonzalez, 2021 Australia 96 minutes
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The enigmatic life and prolific Hollywood career of overlooked Australian filmmaker John Farrow (film noir classic The Big Clock) is examined in a captivating documentary.

John Farrow is best known today as the father of Mia Farrow and grandfather of journalist Ronan Farrow. The Oscar-winning John Farrow, director of more than 40 Hollywood features including Hondo, Wake Island and His Kind of Woman, is almost invisible. Co-directors Frans Vandenburg and Claude Gonzalez (producer, Global Haywire, SFF 2007) correct the imbalance with a superbly researched and vibrantly assembled portrait of the boy from Marrickville, NSW. As Farrow’s family members shed light on his truly amazing and often shadowy personal life, leading film scholars and critics evaluate a distinctive body of work that is at long last receiving the recognition it deserves.

After renting, the film will be available in your account to watch at any time during the Festival viewing window; from 12th November, 12 PM – 21st November, 11.59 PM.

Program Strand
International Documentaries,
PG - Mild themes, violence, sexual references and nudity
In English
Frans Vandenburg, Claude Gonzalez,
Susan Lumsdon,
Antoinette Ford, Walter McIntosh,
Filmmaking, Cinephile, Biography, Australian Films, Documentary,
Company Credits
Production Company: Cardboard Studios,