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The true story of a gifted Australian piano prodigy, this biographical drama was nominated for seven Oscars, with actor Geoffrey Rush winning for Best Actor. Rush stars as David Helfgott, a pianist with a history of mental problems. As a fragile boy genius at math, chess, and piano, David is driven hard by his overbearing father (Armin Mueller-Stahl), a tyrant who forbids him to accept a scholarship offered by the great violinist Isaac Stern. Although he studies briefly in London under tutor Cecil Parks (John Gielgud), ...

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Mar 10, 2011

Excellent film

SHINE is an excellent film from the Australian film industry, which has a history of making impressive films on small (by Hollywood standards) budgets. It's an outstanding biography of Australian pianist David Helfgott. Geoffery Rush does a remarkable job in the title role. Highly recommended!

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