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The Turning movie review: Oz film par excellence

The Turning movie review: Oz film par excellence

A Tim Winton-adapted anthology film this ambitious, with this much scope and talent, must have been a high risk project for curator Robert Connolly and the bevvy of Australian directors involved in its making. That risk paid off extraordinarily well.

Michael Haneke scores top prize at Cannes; Warwick Thornton takes home the Camera d’or for Samson & Delilah

Michael Haneke scores top prize at Cannes; Warwick Thornton takes home the Camera d’or for Samson & Delilah

Capping off this year’s program at Cannes, one in which no clear favourite emerged and plenty of commentators have regarded as a particularly diverse crop of films, the awards have been dished out and the top gong – the prestigious Palme d’or – went to director Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, a drama about mysterious […]

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 […]