Abandoned in the harsh Australian outback, a young sister and brother must learn to fend for themselves in the wilderness without their usual comforts. Along the way, they meet a young Aborigine during his “walkabout”, a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by venturing out alone into the wilderness. In this hypnotic masterpiece by Nicolas Roeg, characters, relationships, the contrast between the modern and the natural, are all skillfully woven together by stunning cinematography and an unorthodox approach to editing.
This screening pays tribute to director Nicolas Roeg and will be followed by a Q&A with actors Jenny Agutter & Luc Roeg moderated by writer Tony Rayns
In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences