My Name is Gulpilil interview with director Molly Reynolds

    By © Jane Freebury   “There he was, learning to hunt, then he was on a film set, then flying over to England. His life was surreal.” Director Molly Reynolds was reflecting on the life of our greatest Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, the…

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Rolf de Heer’s outstanding contribution to Australian film

ROLF DE HEER FCCA 2019 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AWARD Australia's premier association of professional film critics, the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA), has presented a special award to filmmaker Rolf de Heer. The Acknowledgement Award for Excellence recognises his unique body of work, and exceptional contribution…

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Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2019

  The Nightingale won best feature film at the recent FCCA Awards 2019 in Sydney. The film’s star Aisling Franciosi received the award for best actress. Damon Herriman picked up the best actor award for his role in Judy and Punch. David Michôd won best…

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Bad Boy Bubby re-visited

©  Jane Freebury Text of a talk introducing Rolf de Heer's Bad Boy Bubby when it screened in the Banned + Beautiful season at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, in 2017 The first time I saw Bad Boy Bubby was in Indonesia in…

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Interview With Writer/Director Rolf de Heer

Credits include Charlie's Country; Ten Canoes; The Tracker; and Bad Boy Bubby It is a surprise, and no less so for Rolf de Heer himself, that he has made another film with David Gulpilil. The filmmaker and the Indigenous performer have now collaborated for a…

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