Shine (1996)

Dir. Scott Hicks

A visually inventive and occasionally harrowing Australian biographical film based on the life of gifted pianist David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush), who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. Rush, only then known as a stage star, gives an extraordinary Oscar winning performance while Hicks steers clear of melodrama and delivers an ultimately uplifting film.

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