The New Aussie Movie That People Are Going NUTS For
The Venice Film Festival is well and truly underway and it seems we're seriously holding our own with critically acclaimed new Australian movie Sweet Country.
Reviewers have been heaping praise on the film, which is based on a true story, with one calling it "a milestone for Australian indigenous cinema".
Sweet Country (Thornton) is an absolute beast of an outback western: lyrical, gaunt, aridly beautiful, morally scorched #Venezia74— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) September 6, 2017
SWEET COUNTRY Good-looking Aussie Western crackles with racial unrest burning itself slowly into a predictable finale #Venezia74— Meredith Taylor (@filmuforia) September 6, 2017
Directed by Warwick Thornton, Sweet Country is set in the 1920s and tells the story of an Aboriginal man who kills a white man in defence but is soon arrested for murder.
The style, though, is that of a Western, something Thornton said he hoped would make the movie more "accessible" for viewers to "enter the story and be drawn into this world and experience the issues faced by an occupied people."
While we don't have an Australian release date yet, Sweet Country will be screening at the Adelaide Film Festival next month so fingers crossed it won't be too far off!
In the meantime, check out the trailer in the clip above. Incredible.