Hanway Films

My First Wife


My First Wife

The Paul Cox Collection


Paul Cox

John Hargreaves
Wendy Hughes

"Rings utterly true" Variety.

John (John Hargreaves) has a happy life as a composer and family man which suddenly collapses when his wife Helen leaves him; she is having an affair with one of his friends. John soon comes to realise this is only a symptom of long-ignored problems in their marriage and is forced to confront some truths about his inner self. Told with "compassion, wit and vigour" (Time Out).

WINNER: Four Awards including AFI Awards for Best Director and Best Actor.

Australia | English | 1984 | 96 mins