"The Devil's Playground"
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Termed "a comedy
of sympathy about the old Christian fear of sex" (David Elliott), The Devil's
Playground is directed by Fred Schepisi (Barbarossa, Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith)
and deals with the anti-sex attitudes of a Catholic boarding school as a group of young
boys struggle to come to terms with their own emotional and sexual identity. "The
people in Fred Schepisi's The Devil's Playground are like sculpted figures that
glow with their own light" (Pauline
Kael, The New Yorker).
Starring Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate, Simon Burke, Charles
McCallum, John Frawley, Gerry Duggan, Peter Cox and
Thomas Keneally. Winner
of five Australian Film Institute awards, including Best Film, Director,
Screenplay, Actor and