Director: Rolf de Heer
107 minutes

De Heer describes it as “a story of a man of David’s indeterminate age living in a remote community under the intervention and grappling with the changes that are happening, not knowing how he’s meant to live his life in Australia these days and deciding to go bush and live the old way.”

“The great Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil co-wrote and stars as a dispossessed tribal man in this haunting drama from director Rolf de Heer. Though there is a story, the movie draws much of its power from poetic closeups of its star’s magnificently weathered face, as expressive as that of the great silent screen stars. Scott Foundas, Variety

Festivals: Invitations to 60+ festivals including: Un certain Regard, Cannes, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Cine-World, Palm Springs, Museum of the Moving Image, Hong Kong, Seattle, Durban


  • Cannes 2014 – Best Actor, David Gulpilil Un Certain Regard
  • AACTA 2015 – Best lead Actor, David Gulpilil
  • FCCA 2015 – Best Film & Best Director, Rolf de Heer
  • Asia Pacific Film Awards 2014 – Best Performance Actor, David Gulpilil
  • Australia Screen and Sound Guild Awards 2014 – Best Film Sound Design
  • Australia’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film – Academy Awards


Film Type Feature Fiction
Director Rolf de Heer
Producer Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr & Rolf de Heer
Writer Rolf de Heer & David Gulpilil