SWEET COUNTRY

in cinemas march 9

Find out more and book tickets at sweetcountryfilm.co.uk

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence.

As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served. 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Special Jury Prize - 74th Venice Film Festival
Platform Prize - 42nd Toronto International Film Festival
Competition - 61st BFI London Film Festival

screenings

Dublin International Film Festival (Feb 24) - Book tickets here

Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 26/27) - Book tickets here

Borderlines Film Festival @ The Courtyard, Hereford (28 Feb, 8pm / 1 Mar, 5:15pm) - Book tickets here

Borderlines Film Festival @ Booth's Bookshop Cinema, Hay (4 Mar, 5pm) - Book tickets here

Borderlines Film Festival @ Kinokulture Cinema, Oswestry (7 Mar, 7:30pm) - Book tickets here

playing from march 9:

Belfast - Queen’s Film Theatre

Bristol - Watershed

Cambridge - Arts Picturehouse

Dundee - Contemporary Arts

Dublin - Lighthouse Cinema 4

Dublin - Irish Film Institute

Edinburgh - Filmhouse

Galway Palace Cinema

Inverness - Eden Court Theatre

Lewes - Depot Cinema

London - Bernie Grant Arts Centre

London - Rio Cinema

London - Art House, Crouch End

London - Curzon Bloomsbury

London - Curzon Soho

London - Barbican Cinema

Manchester - HOME

Newcastle Upon Tyne - Tyneside Cinema

Nottingham - Broadway Cinema and Arts Centre

Sheffield - Showroom Workstation

 

playing from march 16:

Norwich - Cinema City

 

playing from march 23:

Aberdeen - Belmont Filmhouse

Cardiff - Chapter Arts Centre

Exeter - Phoenix

Northampton - Errol Flynn Filmhouse

Wolverhampton - Light House

 

playing from march 30:

Bristol - The Cube Cinema

Chichester - Cinema at New Park

Dartington - Barn Cinema

 

FILM INFO

Director: Warwick Thornton 
Cast: 
Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris
Running Time: 113m
Language: English
Release Date: 9 March 2018
Certificate: 15