Friday 2 March 2018

Sweet Country Clips

Sweet Country is a 2017 Australian film directed by Warwick Thornton. It is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival and in the Platform section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

At Venice, it won the Special Jury Prize award, and at TIFF it won the Platform Prize.

It also won Best Feature Film at the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

A sweeping, historical epic set against the brutal backdrop of a stunning Australian landscape in 1920s Alice Springs, SWEET COUNTRY follows the story of Sam, a middle-aged Aborigine man who becomes a wanted criminal after a violent altercation with a bitter war veteran.

When Sam is forced to flee across the harsh desert country, pursued by a hunting party led by the local lawman, the true details of his supposed crime start to surface, and the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

RELEASE DATE: March 9 2018
DIRECTOR: Warwick Thornton
STARRING: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, and Sam Neill