2001 | The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

In the town of El Idilio, buried deep in the jungle on the bank of a small Amazon tributary, lives the old man, Antonio Bolivar. A simple man, Antonio has lived most of his life in the jungle and knows it intimately.
When outsiders upset the fragile balance between man and nature by killing a jaguar's cubs the enraged mother jaguar seeking her revenge, begins killing humans, apparently at random. The hunt for the mother jaguar becomes a prism through which Antonio reconciles his past and stares into the face of his own fear.

Based on the novel by Luis Sepulveda

 

Director Rolf de Heer

Cinematography Denis Lenoir

Producer Michelle de Broca

Production Designer Gil Parondo, Pierre Voisin

Costume Design Bernadette Corstens, Ellen Lens

 

Cast Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall, Hugo Weaving, Cathy Tyson, Victor Bottenbley, Frederico Celada, Luis Hostalot, Guillermo Toledo

 

Genre Drama

Costumes Now-a-days

Filming location French Guiana

 

 

Awards and Nominations

 

2002 Cinema Writers Circle Awards - CEC - Spain

Award Best Screenplay, Adapted Rolf de Heer

 

2004 Australian Film Institude - AFI - Sydney - Australia

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Hugo Weaving

Best Editing Tania Nehme

Best Film Julie Ryan, Michelle de Broca

Best Original Music Score Graham Tardif

 

2004 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards - FCCA - Sydney - Australia

Best Actor, Male Richard Dreyfuss

Best Cinematography Denis Lenoir

Best Director Rolf de Heer

Best Editing Tania Nehme

Best Film Julie Ryan, Michelle de Broca

Best Supporting Actor, Male Hugo Weaving

WonBest Screenplay, Adapted Rolf de Heer

 

2004 International Film Awards - IFA - USA

Best Cinematography Denis Lenoir

Best Direction Rolf de Heer

Best Feature Film Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan, Michelle de Broca

Best Script Rolf de Heer

WonBest Editing Tania Nehme