Directed by Peter WeirAustralia | 1982
Peter Weir’s adaptation of C.J. Koch’s popular novel is a tempest of politics, rebellion and romantic intrigue, where time and space are tantamount considerations in a work that seeks the universe. Weir again utilizes the photographic talents of Russell Boyd whose work is consistently mesmerizing. Though the film was primarily shot in the Philippines, Boyd’s camera probes the streets and slums, the river lean-tos and graceful estates with awe as if it were Jakarta.