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Film: Australian Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country
Various locations and times throughout Austria as of 19 July 2018
Sweet Country is a film directed by critically acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton and winning the special jury prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. The viewers are taken on a journey of an aged Aboriginal farmhand, Sam (Hamilton Morris), who in self-defence has shot a rancher named Harry (Ewen Leslie). The period western has a moral force beyond time and place despite the fact that it is set in 1920s Australia. The director has depicted the prejudice amongst the community of ranchers and lawmen. Thornton presents the viewers with scenes of the aftermath of this tragic event, and the faith of the farmhand who has found himself fleeing the farm with his wife across the deadly outback, through harsh desert country. Warwick Thornton is also well known for his comedy drama Samson and Delilah that won the prestigious Caméra d'Or Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Some venues (original version with German subtitles):
Waehringer Str. 12
Filmzentrum im Rechbauerkino
Art: Tracey Moffatt at Höhenrausch 2018
Ongoing until 14 October 2018, Linz, Austria
Indigenous Australian artist Tracey Moffatt’s art piece Vigil is being featured at the 2018 Höhenrausch exhibition in Linz. Vigil is a video art piece depicting the tragic deaths at sea of asylum seekers. Vigil fuses the contemporary images of refugees at sea with classic Hollywood cinema. Tracey Moffatt AO is an esteemed Australia artist from Brisbane and is known for her photographic artworks that discuss issues of modern society. Tracey now spends her time living in New York and Sydney. This year Höhenrausch, an annual exhibition held on inner-city rooftops in Linz, explores themes related to water under the motto of “The Other Shore”.
OK Platz 1
Exhibition is open daily from 10:00 am to 20:30 pm. Regular tickets are priced from Eur 12.