The Survival of Kindness

M, 96 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury A new film from Rolf de Heer has at last arrived. A drama with a cool, fierce intensity that is of a piece with other work in his distinctive oeuvre, while it carries his concerns even further forward. Thirty years have passed since his feature… Continue reading The Survival of Kindness

Interview with Rolf de Heer on his new film, The Survival of Kindness

  Set against the beautiful backdrops of Australian desert and mountain wilderness, foregrounding brutality and compassion in a post-apocalyptic world, there is, as with each of his films, a surprise nestled within … Read Jane Freebury’s interview with Rolf de Heer on his latest film, The Survival of Kindness, published in The Guardian on 22… Continue reading Interview with Rolf de Heer on his new film, The Survival of Kindness

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 subject of her new documentary film. My Name is Gulpilil… Continue reading My Name is Gulpilil interview with director Molly Reynolds

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 over many years to Australian cinema and culture. The award… Continue reading Rolf de Heer’s outstanding contribution to Australian film

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 director for The King. Michôd and Joel Edgerton won the… Continue reading Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2019

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 third time, which naturally leads to talk of a trilogy.… Continue reading Interview With Writer/Director Rolf de Heer