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Aussie Filmmaker Receives Standing Ovation At Venice Film Festival

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Following its World Premiere at Venice Film Festival overnight, Transmission Films unveils the Australian trailer and key art for Warwick Thornton’s upcoming feature film SWEET COUNTRY.
Inspired by real events, SWEET COUNTRY is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. Directed by Warwick Thornton, recipient of the Camera d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for his debut feature Samson and Delilah, SWEET COUNTRY stars Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and Sam Neill, and introduces Gibson John, Natassia Gorey- Furber, Tremayne Doolan and Trevon Doolan.


SWEET COUNTRY, which is screening In Competition at the Venice Film Festival, received a standing ovation from the international audience at its World Premiere. Warwick Thornton and lead actors Sam Neill and Bryan Brown were all in attendance at the screening. The film will now travel to Canada; where it is set to close Toronto International Film Festival’s competitive Platform section, and the UK; screening In Competition at BFI London Film Festival.
“We are thrilled to be working with Warwick again on his remarkable film, one that we regard as an instant Australian classic. The reaction overnight from Venice is a testament to Warwick’s unique creative vision and talent,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.
SWEET COUNTRY premieres in Australia on 7 October 2017 at the Adelaide Film Festival, with tickets now on sale. SWEET COUNTRY will release nationally in Australia in 2018.

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