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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