Fri Oct 28, 6:30 PM
Director: Rolf de Heer
96 minutes

The latest powerhouse drama from one of Australia’s most celebrated auteurs.

Adelaide Film Festival favourite Rolf de Heer returns with his latest, a poetic, scorching work on race, identity, and the strength of will. In a cage on a trailer in the middle of the desert, BlackWoman (Mwajemi Hussein) is abandoned, left to die. But BlackWoman seems not ready. She escapes, journeying through pestilence and persecution, from desert to mountain and finally to city, on a quest for an unknown beginning. But the city is more uncertain even than the desert, and recaptured, BlackWoman must find another escape. Or does she?

The Survival of Kindness is an Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund premiere title.

Rolf de Heer

Rolf de Heer’s cult hit Bad Boy Bubby (1993) won 5 prizes at Venice and 4 AFI Awards. The Quiet Room (1996) and Dance Me to My Song (1998), were both selected for Official Competition at Cannes. Subsequent credits include The Tracker (2002), Ten Canoes (2006) and Charlie’s Country (2013).

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Program Strand AFF Investment Fund
Language Universal
Director Rolf de Heer
Producer Julie Byrne, Rolf De Heer
Cinematographer Maxx Corkindale
Editor Isaac Coen Lindsay
Music Anna Liebzeit
Cast Mwajemi Hussein, Deepthi Sharma, Darsan Sharma.