Sweet Country

Australia | 2017 | 110’ | DCP | Colour | English | Group: C

Director: Warwick Thornton

Dec 9 (Sat)18:00Cinematheque‧Passion
Guest Appearance

Below film delegation will have meet and greet session with the audience before the screening.

Producers: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin


Sweet Country is set in 1929 in outback Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory of Australia. When an Aboriginal head stockman kills an abusive white World War I veteran in self-defence, he and his pregnant wife go on the run across country with a posse on his trail. An expert bushman, he eludes his pursuers across the outback and through beautiful desert plains. Eventually, however, for the sake of his wife’s health, he turns himself in and a trial is held in town. The question is, in a society where the white man is boss, will justice be served?


Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton was born and raised in Alice Springs, Australia, and studied cinematography at the prestigious national film school AFTRS in Sydney. His short films telling indigenous Australian stories Nana and Greenbush were both selected for the Berlin International Film Festival and Nana won the Crystal Bear for best short film. His first feature Samson And Delilah (2009) was selected for the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes and won the Camera d’Or for best first feature. His subsequent features are The Darkside (2013) and feature documentary We Don’t Need A Map (2017). He is also a celebrated cinematographer with credits including The Sapphires and Septembers Of Shiraz with director Wayne Blair.

DirectorWarwick Thornton

ProducerGreer Simpkin, David Jowsey

CastBryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Gibson John

ScriptwriterDavid Tranter, Steven McGregor

CinematographerWarwick Thornton

EditorNick Meyers

Production DesignTony Cronin

SoundDavid Tranter, Will Sheridan


Sound DesignSan Gain-Emery, Thom Kellar


DistributorSaga Films