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I’m an actor, I’m a dancer, I’m a singer and also, a painter. This film is about me. This is my story of my story.
Nearing the end of his extraordinary, culture-clashing life, the great Australian actor David Gulpilil performs one last time. Engaging with the camera as never before, he calls upon his electrifying, mesmerising screen presence to connect with what is for him, his final audience.
Gulpilil shows us what it was to live a dizzying mix of traditional Aboriginal ways and modern Hollywood excess. He reminisces about his films, from Storm Boy and Crocodile Dundee to Rabbit Proof Fence and Charlie's Country, and the effects of his fame on a tribal boy from Arnhem Land.
He explores his worlds of acting, of dancing, and painting...and what it is to stare down death
But life interferes with David's march towards his personal end...in his words, "I should have been dead long time ago!" In this, his final film, the great Australian actor David Gulpilil shows what a survivor he is, and he how came to be the living legend we know him to be.
Directed by Molly Reynolds and produced by Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, David Gulpilil and Molly Reynolds.
Please note that the Sunday screening includes a recorded zoom Q&A. Witiyana Marika, Margaret Pomeranz, Jack Thompson, Damon Gameau speak of the ‘charm and pure vitality’ of David Gulpilil, speaking of everything from his acting, his dancing, his country, and his swimming in a canal at the Venice Film Festival….!
Cast: David Gulpilil
Director: Molly Reynolds
★★★★★ "Pensive and piercingly emotional, this is an unforgettable film." - GUARDIAN
★★★★½ "A strikingly emotional and bittersweet reflection of an Australian icon" - THE AU REVIEW
★★★★ "Unbearably moving and utterly engaging. There is no film quite like this in our cinema, just as there is no one quite like the man: - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
★★★★ "An engrossing tribute to a performer whose career has provided a vital conduit of understanding into the richness of Aboriginal Australian culture" - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ "A meditative portrait of one of our most complex, brilliant and important screen performers...I can let you know now, Mr Gulpilil. We see you. The world sees you. And we thank you for all that you have given us" - SCREENHUB
★★★★ "Should be compulsory viewing in this country" - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
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