I am Heath Ledger
Why so serious?
Classic Elsternwick - Sunday 21 May 2017, 2:20pm
Running time: 92m
Classification: M (Coarse language)
Release date: 11/05/17
Rating: 8/10 (ME 4/5, DP 4/5)
I am Heath Ledger, made with the cooperation of family and friends, is a celebration of the actors life and his devotion to a variety of art forms. We all know how it ends, but his untimely death at 28 isn't the focus. There's an intimacy with handheld footage by the actor himself that verges on uncomfortably intrusive, but it's also a joyful exploration of the creative mind of a man best known for appearances in front of the camera but who had some much more going in.
Some of the story, particularly his early acting career in Australia, is skimmed over. But it's the portrait of the man that is the focus and his approach to work rather than the work itself.
See also: Amy