Director: Nicolas Roeg: Australia 1970
Length: 96 mins
Nicolas Roeg’s second film as director is an atmospheric masterpiece of sexual tension. Jenny Agutter and Luc Roeg (the director’s son, here credited as Lucien John) play the children stranded in the outback when their father kills himself. As they are guided by an Aborigine youth (David Gulpili) who teaches them how to live off the seemingly arid land, Roeg successfully conjures up a tale that is as dazzling as the shimmering landscape against which it is set.
04 Aug 2020