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Sweet Country in official competition at Venice Film Festival with Australian Premiere at Adelaide Film Festival

28 July 2017

Warwick Thornton’s latest feature SWEET COUNTRY has been selected in Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in September and will have its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in October, it has been announced.

Inspired by real events and starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Ewen Leslie, Thomas M. Wright, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and introducing Hamilton Morris, Tremayne Doolan and Trevon Doolan, SWEET COUNTRY is set in the 1920s on the Northern Territory frontier – where justice itself is put on trial. 

South Australian Film Corporation CEO Annabelle Sheehan said “SWEET COUNTRY is a visceral and compelling film, and so richly deserves its place premiering on this prestigious international stage. Having Warwick work with our South Australian crews was a fantastic opportunity.”

Read full media release here.

Featured image: Sweet Country (2017)
Photo by Mark Rogers

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