Dying but still formidable, Sydney matriarch Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) gathers her grown-up children (Rush, Davis) and her considerable retinue to go out with typical fanfare. Game-playing ensues...
Six Degrees of Separation director Fred Schepisi strives effectively to mine the gold in Patrick White's social study. Top notch performances from the stellar cast help him nail the book's citric tone.
Reviewed by David Parkinson