Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS, THE

USA / UK, 2004 (MIFF 2004, FedEx International Panorama)

Director: Stephen Hopkins

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers USA/UK

'a tour de force performance from Geoffrey Rush.' -screen International

MIFF patron Geoffrey Rush stars in the title role of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, selected in Official Competition at Cannes. He is supported by a stellar cast that includes Charlize Theron (as Britt Ekland), Emily Watson (as Anne Sellers), Miriam Margolyes (as his mother), Stanley Tucci (as Stanley Kubrick), Stephen Fry (as psychic Maurice Woodruff) and John Lithgow (as Blake Edwards).

'The Life and Death of Peter Sellers traces the British comic's turbulent rise from popular BBC radio performer to one of the world's most gifted comedic actors. Propelled by an overly possessive mother, Sellers struggled to find his place among women, among audiences and among his many selves. The film unveils the private torments that prompted this talented, charismatic actor to exclaim 'I hate everything I do', yet still reminds us why the world embraced this comic genius, elevating him to cultural icon.' -Cannes Film Festival

'... a wonderfully entertaining film.' -The Hollywood Reporter

MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush is a guest of the Festival.

D Stephen Hopkins P Simon Bosanquet S Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely WS HBO Films London TD 35mm/Col/2004/128mins

Stephen Hopkins was born in Jamaica in 1958. Films include: The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Under Suspicion (2000).

With support from the British Council Australia

See also...

AE FOND KISS

UK,Spain,Germany,Italy, 2004
Ae Fond Kiss UK/Spain/Germany/ItalyMaster of contemporary social-realism cinema Ken Loach makes a return to MIFF with the final film in his acclaimed Glasgow trilogy, which includes My Name is Joe (M… More »

ANA AND THE OTHERS

Argentina, 2004
Ana and the Others (Ana y los otros) ArgentinaAfter living in Buenos Aires for a number of years, 25-year-old Ana returns to her small Argentine hometown of Paran√°. Catching up with former friends a… More »

BAADASSSSS!

USA, 2004
Baadasssss! USA Mario Van Peebles was 13 when his filmmaking father, Melvin, asked him to perform his first on-screen sex scene in the groundbreaking 1971 blaxploitation flick Sweetback's Baad Asssss… More »

COFFEE AND CIGARETTES

USA, 2004
Coffee and Cigarettes USA'When you're cool, you're cool and Coffee and Cigarettes is certified.' -VarietyUS indie film icon Jim Jarmusch has assembled a remarkable group of actors and musicians, incl… More »

COWARDS BEND THE KNEE

Canada, 2004
Cowards Bend the Knee Canada'straight from the guilt mines of Guy Maddin's psyche to the collective unconscious of stunned audiences, Cowards Bend the Knee is film autobiography at its most hilarious… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.