Last month Sr. Hosea and I attended a screening of this powerful Australian film about two Aboriginal teens that learn to survive in a social and natural environment that has nothing to offer them but poverty and death. As with the best Australian films, the landscape plays a key role in the story, as context and antagonist. Director/writer Warwick Thornton tells the story with deliberate restraint that comes from a deep understanding of the people he is talking about.
From today’s edition of the Australian entertainment news outlet ScreenDaily.com:
“Warwick Thornton’s Samson & Delilah has proved its critical prowess once again, this time at Australia’s most prestigious awards ceremony, the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, held Dec 12 in Melbourne