Sunday, 31 January 2021

Sweet Country

"Thornton’s sensitively scripted story, which draws on the conventions of the western, is simple. Its social and ethical implications, though, are not."
Lucio Crispino

"Its political messages are unsubtle, but the tone is meditative and the drama achingly personal."
Luke Backmaster

"It resonates in a strange way with people. It’s a classic tale. It’s about land grabs. It’s about taking over the country. It’s a basic western that people relate to on a range of different levels, based in a place they don’t have access to: 1920s central Australia."
Warwick Thornton

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  1. Abbie Winterburn31 January 2021 at 11:13

    This is a great film, it really is!

    1. Absolutely wonderful! I enjoyed every second of this film, so beautiful.

  2. I love that film, so different to the mechanical pathos Hollywood provides.

    1. I couldn't agree more, so good to watch a film without the usual pathos we are constantly shown. I loved the silence, the flashbacks and flashforwards, the characters that were not one-dimensional at all. Wonderful.