Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton
  • Australia
  • 1hr 50mins
  • 2017

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton, whose previous film Samson & Delilah won Cannes’ Caméra d’Or, goes to the outback for this emotive period drama based on true events. A western set in the Northern Territory in the 1920s, it tells the story of an older Aboriginal farmworker, forced to go on the run after shooting a white man, he claims, in self-defence. He and his wife flee across the unforgiving, lawless and deadly land, with a group determined to bring him to justice in hot pursuit.

A slow -burning Western that is ANYTHING but sweet, Warwick Thornton ’s superb follow up to Samson and Delilah is angry and incendiary cinema.

Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director

Bryan Brown
Matt Day
Tremayne Doolan

Won Best Feature at the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival

Schedule & Tickets

24 Feb 16:15 Light House Cinema Book