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Russell Drysdale

Australia, 1961 (MIFF 1962, Art Films)

Director: D. Collings

Eighty-two paintings of the artist show Drysdale's development over 25 years, revealing his discovery of the mystique of an ancient land and its people. Australian Film Award, Special Prize for excellence of script.

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