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Sweet Country

Sweet Country

Monday 19 Mar 2018, 16:40

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, Sweet Country is set in Australia’s Northern Territory and is based on actual events. The year is 1929 but its concerns with colonialism, law, justice and power have a compelling contemporary resonance.

Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly and his wife Lizzie work the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith, living and labouring in a respectful, if diffident, harmony. But when bitter and often-drunk war veteran Harry March returns to town, trouble escalates...

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