SWEET COUNTRY

Rating: MA15+
Length: 112 mins
Cast:
Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill and Matt Day.

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

A morality western that tackles justice and prejudice, SWEET COUNTRY had its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. The director, Warwick Thornton, introduced the film to an enthusiastic audience who quickly fell under the mesmeric spell of this daunting drama.

***** TOP RATING! TIME OUT. SYDNEY.

“A ravishing film” SCREEN DAILY.

“Powerful and poignant. Acclaimed indigenous director Warwick Thornton follows up Samson and Delilah with an Aussie western that packs an emotional punch.” ★★★★ Vicky Roach, News.com.au

“This is a slice of Australian history that an indigenous director such as Thornton is best equipped to depict; only by confronting the racism of a bygone period can we hope to understand why racism is still so prevalent in this sweet country.” ★★★★1/2 David Stratton, The Australian

“It’s heartening to see this film of stark, elemental power being applauded around the world and garlanded with honours including best feature at the Asia Pacific Film Awards and winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival.” ★★★★ Lynden Barber, Limelight

“Glorious. Australia now has its High Noon” ★★★★★ Nick Dent, Time Out Sydney

Official Trailer