Rachel reviews Australian film ‘Tracks’.


Tracks tells the true story of Robyn Davidson’s 1977 solo trek from Alice Springs to Uluru and onto the Indian Ocean. Robyn crosses 2700km of spectacular, yet unforgiving, Australian desert accompanied only by her dog and four unpredictable camels.

In exchange for much-needed funding for her trip, Robyn reluctantly agrees to a visiting photographer, despite her misgivings about the intrusion on her journey. The uneasy relationship between the two does, however, develop into an unlikely and enduring friendship.

Starring Australian actress Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland) and Adam Driver (Girls, Inside Llewelyn Davis), Tracks is the only Australian film ever to be invited to all three prestigious fall film festivals: the Venice Film Festival 2013, the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and the Telluride Film Festival 2013.

Tracks isn’t a film I’d normally choose to see on the big screen, however, the cinematography really deserved the cinema experience. Some of the shots of the Australian desert were truly stunning. The film really got inside Robyn’s trip, exploring her reasons for setting out alone across the desert. I would highly recommend this film for a night at the movies when it comes out in Australia on 6 March 2014.


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    Val Tither
    27th Feb 2014
    To Mia, Your Aunty Roma would have been so proud of your achievement, acting in this movie. She always kept any clippings, reviews photos, to show us all and could never stop talking about you. Well done, if only more Australians knew you are one of us. Val Tither Bundaberg.
    27th Feb 2014
    To Robyn Davidson, as an Australian I am so proud of your achievement, trekking the desert in isolation like this was never going to be easy or safe. I do hope that they made a QUALITY MOVE about your dangerous & courageous adventure & that the acting is up to par, in that it captures the reality of what is a magical fete.
    It is people like yourself that, through out time , have inspire & dumbfound us mere mortals.
    27th Feb 2014
    Did Robyn really walk around in bare shoulders & head for substantial time in that blazing sun ?
    If so would she not have ended up in hospital or dead ?

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