£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 113 min
Director: Warwick Thornton
Cast: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Sam Neill
A sweeping, historial epic set against the brutal backdrop of a stunning Australian landscape, 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.
“Old Testament cinema, with an almost biblical starkness in its cruelty and mysterious beauty, set in a burning plain where it looks as if the sun-bleached jawbone of an ass could at any moment be picked up and used as a murder weapon.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian