Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama. Dir: Warwick Thornton. Country: Australia.
Inspired by real events, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country is a masterful period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia.
When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run.
They are pursued across the outback by Sergeant Fletcher, with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy. Artfully conceived and executed, it mixes potent themes and striking imagery, and is a milestone for Australian indigenous cinema.