The Film Source Collection

On My Own

Drama / 1992 / 97 mins / Australia

Starring:
JUDY DAVIS
MATTHEW FERGUSON
DAVID McILWRAITH as "MR. HENDERSON"
NICOLAS VAN BUREK
MICHELE MELEGA
COLIN FOX
and JAN RUBES as "THE COLONEL"

Directed by ANTONIO TIBALDI

Screenplay by GILL DENNIS, ANTONIO TIBALDI and JOHN FRIZZELL

ON MY OWN stars the Oscar nominated
Judy Davis ('MY BRILLIANT CAREER", "IMPROMPTU", 'BARTON FINK", "NAKED LUNCH", "A PASSAGE TO INDIA") as Simon's mother.

Synopsis: Simon Henderson, a 15 year old at a prestigious boys' boarding school, must come to terms with the events that have torn his family apart. During Christmas break, his mother is hospitalized and his father must reveal the truth about her breakdown.

Deeply shaken, Simon returns to school and struggles to find solace in everyday life. He becomes friends with a new boy the charismatic Max. Late one night, Simon sneaks off grounds to party with Max and his worldly girlfriend. Simon, naive and awkward, is aroused by the sexual ambience of the situation.

Suddenly, in the midst of these unsettling and exciting experiences, Simon receives an unexpected visit from his mother. They spend the night together in a shabby hotel room. There, she reveals her mysterious world of terrible suffering and strange tenderness.

Matthew Fergusson, who earned a Dora Maver Award for his work on the stage, makes his screen debut as Simon.