Driving Miss Daisy

Director: Bruce Beresford 1989 99 Minutes G
Driving Miss Daisy Thu 18 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 99mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

In Driving Miss Daisy, civil rights and the religious prejudice of America’s Deep South serve as a backdrop to the unlikely friendship between an elderly woman and her African- American chauffer.

Set in Georgia and opening in 1948, Driving Miss Daisy encompasses the 25-year friendship between Daisy (Jessica Tandy) and her chauffeur (Morgan Freeman). With a lightness of touch Beresford balances humour and subtle performances to deliver a rich portrait of his two leads. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry with a sweeping score by Hans Zimmer, the film won a slew of awards including the 1990 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actress in a Lead Role. This new 4K restoration was presented this year in the Cannes Classics selection.

Screening as part of ‘Bruce Beresford Directs


Director:Bruce Beresford
Producer:Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D Zanuck
Cast:Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Esther Rolle
Script:Alfred Uhry
Program strand:Features
Rights:The Festival Agency