Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Sweet Country follows the story of Aboriginal Sam (Hamilton Morris) who in an act of defending himself and his wife kills a white man which has forced them to flee.
Director Warwick Thornton crafts a thrilling and heartbreaking western that is visually stunning to watch. And the tight script written by Steven McGregor and David Tranter has many twists and in-depth character development that captivates viewers from beginning to end. Sweet Country is an important film because it accurately depicts the violence and mistreatment of Aboriginal people. Thornton never shies away from the cruelty that his Aboriginal characters are faced with. Top that off with stunning performances from the entire Ensemble Cast and this is a Film that should not be missed.
Sweet Country screens at Sundance on Jan. 19 at 2:30PM at The Egyptian PC, Jan. 20 at 9:30PM at the Rose Wagner SLC, Jan. 22 at 11:30PM at Prospector PC, and Jan. 27 at 2:30PM at The MARC PC.
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