Remembering The Man

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On VOD and DVD this spring - The true story behind last year's incredibly successful HOLDING THE MAN.

Directors: Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe


Following on from the hugely successful film Holding the Man, Peccadillo Pictures is thrilled to announce the DVD & VOD release of the documentary REMEMBERING THE MAN – the real life account of the lives, love and loss of long-time partners Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo.


At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne 1974, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for 16 years, facing disapproval, temptation, separation, and the looming shadow of the Grim Reaper. Their star cross’d relationship was immortalised in Timothy Conigrave’s memoir Holding the Man, and has been adapted for stage and screen. REMEMBERING THE MAN is a feature length documentary based on a long lost audio recording with Timothy Conigrave. This documentary uncovers the true story of how Romeo met Romeo; and what happened ever after.

  • “Wholeheartedly recommended!... A moving and poignant documentary”


  • “A painstakingly put together and beautifully rendered personal history of Timothy
    Conigrave and John Caleo. Quite magnificent.”

    The Lowdownunder

  • “Powerful and engaging; a fitting tribute to Tim Conigrave and his husband, John Caleo.”

Directors: Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16x9
Certificate: 15 TBC
Running Time: 83 Mins
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Release Date: 03-04-2017
DVD Extras: Interviews with Tim's Friends & Family, On Soft Targets by Tim Conigrave, A collection of Tim's stage and screen work
Dvd Catalogue Number: EC1065
Year: 2016

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