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The Remarkable Mr Kaye

Film by Paul Cox

Year: 2011, 50 mins
Code: PCO-Remarkable
ISBN: 978-1-921895-05-0

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It is a blatantly biased portrait by the filmmaker Paul Cox of Norman Kaye, actor, musician and compassionate lover of life.
Norman Kaye and Paul Cox first met in Melbourne in 1967. Norman, a music teacher and ‘after hours’ actor, and Paul, a stills photographer, both discovered in each other a mutual desire to explore their ideas and dreams through film. So began a 36 year working relationship that ceased only as the curtains of Alzheimer’s disease gradually closed around Norman. 
There are few films by Paul Cox that are without some significant contribution, on or off screen, by Norman Kaye. Whether as lead actor or in a supporting role; as composer or as performer, Norman influenced everyone around him with his guileless enthusiasm and humour. With stills, film extracts and personal memories, Paul Cox has created a moving film portrait of an extraordinary collaboration and rare friendship. 
THE REMARKABLE MR KAYE is a homage to a friend - to a friendship and a creative partnership that impacted both their lives.

Born in Holland and settled in Melbourne since the mid-‘60s, Paul Cox is an auteur of international acclaim, having received numerous international awards.  He is one of the most prolific makers of films in Australia, with numerous features, shorts and documentaries to his name. He is the recipient of many special tributes and retrospectives at film festivals across the world, including a major retrospective at the Lincoln Centre in New York in 1992.

His films of the early and mid ‘80s – Lonely Hearts (1981), Man of Flowers (1983), and My First Wife (1984) – were highly acclaimed both locally and internationally. 
Man of Flowers premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984, and went on to win Best Film at the 1984 Valladolid Film Festival as well as Best Foreign Film at the 1991 Warsaw Film Festival.
Cactus premiered in Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986 and Vincent won the Jury Prize at the 1988 Istanbul International Filmdays.
A Woman's Tale won the Grand Prix at the 1992 International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent and Exile screened in competition at the 1994 Berlin International Film Festival.

More recently, Cox's highly acclaimed feature Innocence (2000) won massive audience and critical acclaim, including Best Film and the People's Choice Award at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival; and 5 Australian IF awards including Best Film, Independent Filmmaker of the Year for Paul Cox, and Best Actress for Julia Blake.

Cox’s career continues currently, with features such as Human Touch (2004) and Salvation (2008).


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