Listen to the Lion (film)
Listen to the Lion is a 1977 short feature from Australia.
|Listen to the Lion|
|Directed by||Henri Safran|
|Produced by||Robert Hill|
|Written by||Robert Hill|
|Music by||Michael Carlos|
|Edited by||Mervyn Lloyd|
Stockton Ferri Films
|5 September 1977|
A Sydney derelict lies drunk in an alley and is beaten up by thugs. A friend helps him find refuge in a night shelter. As he lies dying he has a vision of himself flying about the room. The man dies and after the cremation of his corpse, his spirit returns to the footpath.
- Wyn Roberts as Hunter
- Barry Lovett as one legged man
- Syd Heylen as Hunter's friend
- John Derum as evangelist
The film was written by Robert Hill, a former journalist who spent months researching the life of homeless people in Sydney. A substantial portion of the budget was provided by the General Production Fund of the Australian Film Commission.
The film won Greater Union Award for Best Fiction Film at the 1977 Sydney Film Festival and the Robert Mamoulian Award for the most distinguished Australian short film.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 318.