Holding the Man
Available on Stan
A love story for everyone, the much-anticipated Holding the Man finally reaches the screen in Neil Armfield's breathtaking and moving adaptation of Tim Conigrave's seminal memoir. The film is an inspirational journey through passion, tragedy and love. Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, while Tim was an aspiring actor. Running the gamut of emotions, the film follows their enduring romance over 15 years. The discrimination they face, the periods of bliss and those of tumult, are all authentically portrayed, and the lovers' relationship continues through it all. Holding the Man makes a compelling argument for equality and an end to prejudice, and does so in the most convincing manner: by telling a story of true love that will resonate with all who experience it.
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr
Director Neil Armfield