Sweet Country

MEET THE FILMMAKER: TUESDAY JANUARY 16TH AT 6.30PM.

Award winning Director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah) joins Nova for a live in cinema Q&A event following an advance screening of this highly-anticipated period western, inspired by real events. Tickets on sale below.

★★★★★ Stark, shocking, superbly shot... This is fiercely powerful storytelling. – The Guardian

Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) crafts a masterful western set in the Northern Territory in 1929, following the pursuit of an Indigenous man accused of murdering a white landowner that is inspired by true events.

Sam (Hamilton Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for preacher Fred Smith (Sam Neill). When Harry (Ewen Leslie), a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring farm, Fred sends Sam and his family to help the newcomer rebuild the property’s cattle yards. But Harry proves to be a cruel taskmaster, and when relations escalate suddenly the ex-soldier is dead and Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) are on the run. Pursued across the outback, Sam attempts to outwit a hunting party led by a driven Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown). But what crime has really been committed out here where black and white Australia exist together in such unequal worlds?

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto Film Festival, SWEET COUNTRY is both a towering piece of genre storytelling, and a powerful cinematic reckoning with our nation’s history and fractured relationship with Indigenous Australia. A masterpiece that quite simply must not be missed.

Some Arrernte language, English subtitles
Tuesday, 16th January 2018

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

Commences Thursday, 25 Jan 2018
Rating MA15+
Genre Drama
Running Time 113
Language Some Arrernte language, E
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