Cargo

A houseboat motors down a river in rural Australia, and on board is a father on a life or death mission for his daughter in Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s unsettling zombie thriller that never once uses the ‘Z’ word. Andy (Martin Freeman) is running out of time. The problem with living in a world devastated by a civilisation-destroying epidemic is that there’s not a lot of people around to trust. Parallel to Andy’s task is the plight of Indigenous teenager Thoomi (Simone Landers), who is attempting to save her dad from his zombiefied fate with the help of her people’s spiritual leader (David Gulpilil).

Marrying a bleak dystopian narrative with an ecological parable in which Indigenous culture and folklore is essential to the narrative, CARGO is the kind of intelligent genre film filled with proper scares and deeply disquieting observations about the state of our nation that puts an electrifying jolt through Australian cinema.
Friday, 22nd June
Saturday, 23rd June

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre Thriller
Running Time 104
Language
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