Sweet Country

Interview: Sweet Country director Warwick Thornton on the importance of storytelling as an Indigenous filmmaker

January 29, 2018

In cinemas now, Sweet Country director Warwick Thornton sat down with The Iris’ Peter Gray to talk about the film and the importance of storytelling as an Indigenous filmmaker. You’ve been involved in other projects since Samson and Delilah, but would you classify Sweet Country as your official follow-up? Yeah sophomore project.  The second album, […]

Read More

Film Review: Sweet Country (Australia, 2018) is Australia’s answer to To Kill A Mockingbird

January 18, 2018

Man on the run. Sweet Country is based on the true, Australian story about a point in history where justice was put on trial. For this reason, it has echoes of To Kill A Mockingbird except that here, Atticus Finch isn’t a lawyer but a preacher played by Sam Neill. The result is a shockingly […]

Read More

Win a double pass to the preview screening of Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country in Sydney

November 23, 2017

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia where justice itself is put on trial. When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defense, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through […]

Read More

Four Australian films selected for the 2017 Venice International Film Festival

July 31, 2017

Four Australian films have been selected to screen at the Venice International Film Festival this year, with two of them being world premieres. Warwick Thorton‘s Sweet Country will make it’s premiere within the official competition, while West of Sunshine will premiere in the Orizzonti section. Sweet Country comes from writers Steven McGregor and David Tranter […]

Read More