Sweet Country

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Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton

  • Australia 2017; 113 min
  • Original version: English, Aboriginal Australian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Platform Prize - Toronto IFF
    • Special Jury Prize - Venice IFF
    • Best Film - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
    • Best Fiction Feature - Adelaide FF

Synopsis

It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith (Sam Neill). After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defense, he and his wife, Lizzie, go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down. 

Production

  • BUNYA PRODUCTIONS

     

International Sales

  • MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL