Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Shine (1996 movie)

Shine is a 1996 film which tells the true story of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood and Alex Rafalowicz.

The movie was written by Scott Hicks and Jan Sardi, and directed by Hicks.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush), and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Armin Mueller-Stahl), Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.