John Duigan, (born 19 June 1949 in Hampshire, England, UK) is an Australian film director. Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father. He is related to many Australian performers, being the brother of Virginia Duigan (wife of director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford.
Duigan has directed 23 films, including Romero, Lawn Dogs, The Parole Officer, Sirens, and Head in the Clouds. He intended his magnum opus to be The Danny Embling Trilogy, three films centered around the character Danny Embling, an artistic youth growing up in 1960s Australia whose life is influenced by the socially changing world around him and a series of doomed love affairs. The first two films in the series were the critically acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke, and Flirting, both of which won the Australian Film Institute awards for best picture the years they were released.
Thandie Newton claims that Duigan forced her into a relationship with him that… read more
Inspirada en hechos reales, esta (bastante agradable, por cierto) comedia australiana es una muestra màs de la versatilidad del director John Duigan. Falsa moralidad,sexo y religiòn son algunos de los blancos hacia los cuales apuntan los dardos del director, quien se vale de la presencia de un estupendo reparto para conseguir una reflexiòn sobre la libertad y el proceso artistico-creativo de una frescura excepcional.