Teacher Ross Huggard from Cranbourne Secondary College takes you through the film The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, directed by Rolf De Heer. De Heer also joins the discussion about this text on the VCE curriculum.
Leading Australian director Rolf De Heer wrote the screen play and directed the film The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Hugo Weaving and Timothy Spall. The film was adapted from the book of the same name written by Luis Sepulveda.
The story starts with a young Antonio moving to a remote jungle with his wife, Delores, who soon dies from illness. Heartbroken, Antonio further retreats from society. His own life is saved by a remote south American tribe, who he befriends and chooses to live amongst.
Ross Huggard and Rolf De Heer speak about the importance of analysing this text as a film, and discuss the main themes, issues, characters and filming techniques.