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Samson & Delilah makes shortlist for Best Foreign Film Oscar

Samson & Delilah makes shortlist for Best Foreign Film Oscar

While the official list of Academy Award nominations is still a couple of weeks away (to be announced 12:30am February 3, AET) here is some positive news for Warwick Thornton’s seminal indigenous drama Samson & Delilah. Word arrived this morning that S & D has made the shortlist for the final nine contenders in the […]

Samson & Delilah scoops 2009 AFI Awards

Samson & Delilah scoops 2009 AFI Awards

On the weekend the Australian Film Institute distributed its annual AFI Awards, capping off a bumper year for Australian cinema. The big winner was writer/director Warwick Thornton’s magnificent Samson & Delilah, which snagged seven awards including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Sound. Robert Connolly’s taut wartime exposé Balibo followed […]

Samson & Delilah go to the Oscars?

Samson & Delilah go to the Oscars?

More good news regarding 2009’s bumper crop of home grown films: Warwick Thornton’s sublime indigenous drama Samson & Delilah (read my review here) has been submitted as Australia’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category in next year’s Academy Awards. Shot mostly in Walpiri, an Aboriginal language spoken in small communities scattered across […]

Interview with Warwick Thornton, writer/director of Samson & Delilah

Interview with Warwick Thornton, writer/director of Samson & Delilah

Few first-time feature filmmakers are greeted with the kind of accolades bestowed upon Australian director Warwick Thornton, whose triumphant Cannes-selected indigenous drama Samson & Delilah has prompted a gushing response from critics the country over. The film tells an at times heart wrenching story following the two titular characters, who live in an impoverished rural […]

Samson & Delilah film review: a seminal indigenous drama of gradual and menacing beauty

Samson & Delilah film review: a seminal indigenous drama of gradual and menacing beauty

Samson & Delilah, the Cannes-selected breakthrough feature of writer/director Warwick Thornton, follows the gradual partnership of two indigenous teenagers who live in a small impoverished rural community outside Alice Springs. It is a film of slow and menacing beauty, phlegmatically unravelled with painfully authentic performances delivered in front of vast and vacuous backdrops soaked up […]

Buzz builds for Samson & Delilah

Buzz builds for Samson & Delilah

Update: preview screenings of Samson & Delilah are on this weekend in every state except for NSW. Check the film’s official website for details. Although it is yet to be released, writer/director Warwick Thornton’s Australian drama Samson & Delilah has already been trumpeted as a huge success. Internet buzz surrounding the film has been circulating […]