SWEET COUNTRY is the latest film from Warwick Thornton (SAMSON & DELILAH, WORDS WITH GODS). It received a five minute standing ovation at Venice. The buzz around the film is huge and it is one of the most anticipated Australian film releases of 2018. Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued through harsh desert country.
Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John) and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy (Thomas M. Wright). Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder
SWEET COUNTRY has collected the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and won thePlatform Prize at the Toronto International Film FestivalAn EXCLUSIVE SEASON starts from Thursday, January 25 at Luna Leederville and Luna on SX.
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