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Sweet Country

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  • Swiss Premiere
  • Fiction
  • Australia
  • 2017 | 112 min. | DCP | Colour
  • Language : English | Arrernte
  • Subtitles : Français | Deutsch
Cast & Crew
David Tranter
Steven McGregor
Dylan River
Warwick Thornton
Nick Meyers
Jemma Burns
Damien Lane
Will Sheridan
David Tranter
Sam Neill
Hamilton Morris
Thomas M. Wright
Anni Finsterer
Bryan Brown
David Jowsey
Production Company
Bunya Productions
Sweet Country Films
Print Contact
Praesens-Film AG
Dave Schnell
Warwick Thornton
Australia, 1970
    1996 From Sand to Celluloid: Payback (short, first of 13 films)
1998 Cinematographer: Radiance (first of 33 credits as cinematographer)
2005 Green Bush (short, awarded at Berlinale)
2007 Nana (short, awarded at Berlinale)
2009 Samson and Delilah (Golden Camera, Cannes)
2013 The Darkside

In 2017, the FIFF Midnight Screenings highlighted, with the help of three iconic examples of film noir (Goldstone, Hounds of Love and Killing Ground), the rude health of Australian cinema and its examinations of trauma. A state of health that was confirmed last September at Venice by Sweet Country, which won the Special Jury Prize. This sublime, 1920s-set western is darkly beautiful and addresses the cruel fate of the Aboriginal people.

Festival International de Films de Fribourg

33e 15 > 23.03 2019

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