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Sweet Country
Dir.: Warwick Thornton | 113 minutes

Sweet Country

Australia 2017 | 113 minutes | English, Arrernte | Hebrew, English subtitles

Australia 1929. Sam Kelly is an Aboriginal farmhand whose employer, Fred Smith, treats him fairly. When Sam kills a bigoted rancher in self-defense, he escapes with his wife. The evolving pursuit is a lesson for both sides in law and justice. Against the wild landscapes and hues of fire and dust, this classic Western plot explores the conflict between geographical and moral frontiers and the judicial system. Despite its ambiguous outcome, Warwick Thornton revisits the meeting of indigenous and Western cultures of his previous film (Samson and Delila) as a point of no return: he permanently transforms his characters and highlights the grey tones between black and white. Winner of Toronto FF’s Platform Prize.