On July 25 Silver Screen will feature Charlie’s Country. Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil as a collaborative project, Charlie’s Country stars Gulpilil as blackfella Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts.
Gulpilil appears in every scene in a film that starts on a light note when Charlie helps police capture two drug dealers.
But the government’s Northern Territory 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 seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it.
So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser. Source: https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/charlies-country#ixzz5J7UqWgF9
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil
Writers: David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer
Stars: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford
Best Film - 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Sydney
Best Director - 2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Sydney
Check out the trailer here:
Classification: R18+ - Restricted
Runtime: 1 hour 48 mins
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