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Winner
Best Actor
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize
Cannes Film Festival
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A majestic work, destined to be thought of in years to come as a gift to the nation.
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Charlie's Country

Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, feeling helpless. Finally fed up when his gun, his newly crafted spear and his best friend’s jeep are confiscated, Charlie heads into the wild on his own, to live the old way. Charlie, however, hasn’t reckoned where he might end up, nor how much life has changed since the old days.

Played at

Music Hall, 6.12.15 - 6.18.15
Rated NR
Runtime: 108 min
Language: English

Director: Rolf de Heer
Cast: David Gulpilil

Awards:
  • Winner, Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominee, Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Danny King, Village Voice
The special quality of Charlie’s Country is the profound camaraderie shared by its director, Rolf de Heer, and its star, David Gulpilil (Walkabout, The Last Wave). The two have worked together before (The Tracker, Ten Canoes), but the origins of Charlie’s Country are pers...