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John Farrow: Hollywood's Man in the Shadows

Directed by Frans Vandenburg, Claude Gonzalez, 2021 Australia 96 minutes
PG
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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.

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