Date February 21st, 2019
Name Sweet Country (AUS 2018), 113 min
In English with English subtitles
Doors open: 19:15 h
Film starts: 20:00 h
To reserve seats click here: “Sweet Country” Reservation Form
- Director: Warwick Thornton
- Genre: Drama, History, Romance
- Cast: Bryan Brown, Luka Magdeline Cole, Shanika Cole, Sam Neill a.o.
Beautifully shot Australian Western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
This brutally powerful outback “Western” is authentic and slow-paced with a sparse yet mythic quality, the tone here is meditative and the drama achingly personal.
This is fiercely powerful storytelling, simple and muscular in one way, but also conveying nuance and sophistication in its depiction of character
Sumptuously filmed and beautifully acted, it blends historical insight into a finely-crafted tale of mystery and romance. It is an engaging detective story, a study of survival under wartime occupation, and a tale of friendship, romance, and love of literature.