Based on a true story and the book of the same name, Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska) is just 27 years old when she travels to Alice Springs with just a few belongings and a dog. She intends to make the 2000 or so kilometre trek from Alice Springs to the ocean solo.
To do this, she knows she needs a few extra things. Some camels and some serious experience training and tending to the camels. For this part, she works and barters her way to being the proud owner of 3 camels (there is a sweet surprise in store for her regarding her fourth camel 😉 ) Now she needs some money to fund her great adventure.
A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.
This Australian production is being marketed as a cinematic event and it is exactly that. An event. With a run time of 180 minutes and even an intermission break, to label it simply as a movie would be to do it a great disservice and would also be entirely inaccurate. Based on the Tim Winton short story collection of the same name, it stars some of our countries finest actors and some bright young things to keep your eyes on. Behind the scenes, the lists of names is just as impressive with some well-known actors making their directorial debut.
India Stoker (Wasikowska) lost her adored father in a tragic and mysterious accident on her 18th birthday. At the wake, her mother Evelyn (Kidman) introduces India to the uncle she never knew she had, Charlie (Goode). He has been travelling the world all of these years……..he is quite the mysterious man.
Evelyn announces that Uncle Charlie will be staying with them and he begins to ingratiate himself into Evelyn’s life and bed all the while doing little to hide his attraction to the awkward and introverted India. India, in return, slowly becomes obsessed with her uncle.