David Gulpilil , the great Australian actor is a mesmerising, electrifying presence. Leaping off the big screen he changed Australian screen representation forever.
The only actor to appear in both of the two highest grossing Australian films of all time, Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Australia (2008), Gulpilil is known throughout the world for his unforgettable performances – from his breakthrough in Walkabout (1971) to films including Storm Boy (1976), Mad Dog Morgan (1976), The Tracker (2002), Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), and his Cannes Best Actor award winning role in Charlie’s Country (2013). Integral to the telling of so many legendary screen stories, Gulpilil, now terminally ill, generously shares his own story with us in My Name is Gulpilil. The actor, dancer, singer and painter takes us boldly on the journey of his most extraordinary, culture-clashing life.
He talks about what it is to stare down death, and to live as he did – a dizzying mix of traditional Aboriginal ways and modern Hollywood excess, and everything in between. David Gulpilil shows what a survivor he is, and how he came to be the living legend we know him to be.
Post Screening Q&A with Director & Festival Guest, MOLLY REYNOLDS
"Superb...an unforgettable film.”
SAT 24 | 10:00AM
Theatre Royal Castlemaine
Director Molly Reynolds
Produced by Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr and Molly Reynolds.
English , Mandhalpingu