SAT 10 JAN – ‘Charlie’s Country’ (15)
(15) – Strong language
Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5/£3 under 16.
Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he’s out of sorts. The Government Intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don’t generally make much sense, and Charlie’s kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way.
Starring David Gulpilil in a performance described by Screen International as “…a mesmeric portrait of stubborn, baffled pride”, Charlie’s Country received the Audience Award for most popular feature film at the Adelaide Film Festival. The film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard to standing ovations and wonderful reviews, and won the Best Actor in Un Certain Regard for David Gulpilil.