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A retelling of the brilliant Icelandic film of the same name (a hit with Australian audiences in 2016 that also won the Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2015), this iteration sees the tale adapted to the remote terrain of Western Australia, where two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war.
Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?
A film sure to strike true for many Australians, where hardship is balanced with our renowned larrikin sense of humour, this tale beautifully explores family, connected through land and community, and the relationships at the heart of those communities.
Thursday 29th October