Hello, Mummy! We’re here about that inheritance
The Eye of the Storm
New York Times, 6 September 2012
The curtain rises in “The Eye of the Storm” with the old lady in bed, angrily grasping at the covers and a life that she refuses to relinquish. Much as she has in the past, Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling), an Australian matriarch, lords over all, including her servants and two children, Basil (Geoffrey Rush) and Dorothy (Judy Davis), who have returned to her, reluctantly, skittishly, to secure their inheritance.
Mr. Schepisi, whose earlier films include A Cry in the Dark and Roxanne, can be fearless when it comes to metaphor…