Rating: MA15+
Length: 112 mins
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.


“A ravishing film” SCREEN DAILY.

“The performances throughout the film are excellent with Brown, Neil and Morris proving this is a country for old men, at least acting-wise. Tremayne Trevorn Doolan debuts as the young boy Philomac who is torn between his aboriginal identity and the obvious advantages that come with his white father. Sweet Country is a hoarsely angry film, a powerful denunciation of the racism and violence on which modern Australia was eventually founded.” CINEVUE. ****

“SWEET COUNTRY is the best looking Australian film in years. One of the benefits of shooting in Australia is the access the huge amounts of vast Australian outback, uniquely desolate landscapes that can only be found here. Like with any technical aspect of filmmaking, anyone can shoot in the outback, but it takes a special eye and skill to get the best out of it, and maximise its potential for being a terrific canvas to paint a film upon.
One of the first Australian films in a while that demands you see it in a cinema.Visually arresting, well-acted and carried by a layered story with cataclysmic consequences, Sweet Country is great example of what Australian cinema has to offer.” ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL.

Official Trailer