WALKABOUT (1971) [Feature]

Australia,UK (MIFF 2015 , David Gulpilil)
Director: Nicolas Roeg

"Walkabout is a superb work of storytelling and its material is effortlessly fascinating." – Roger Ebert

David Gulpilil made his feature film debut in this haunting classic of cultural dislocation. Already an accomplished tribal dancer, he was just 16 years old when he caught the eye of director Nicolas Roeg (Insignificance, MIFF 1985; Performance, MIFF 1973), who was then scouting locations for his film about two English school kids lost in the Australian outback.

Gulpilil was widely praised for his performance as the Indigenous teenager who encounters the white girl (Jenny Agutter) and her young brother (Lucien Roeg), leading the audience on a journey of survival and adolescent awakening through Roeg's stunning, dreamlike imagery.

"A work of striking atmospheric contrasts … Glorious and awe-inspiring one moment, dangerous and harrowing the next." – The Guardian

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