Based on Robyn Davidson’s bestselling account of her 1,700-mile camel trek across the Australian desert to the Indian Ocean in 1977, John Curran’s atmospheric film is a testimony to both the determination of the human spirit and the harshness of nature.
As Davidson, Mia Wasikowska (JANE EYRE, STOKER) continues her starry rise; her performance radiates single-mindedness, but is not without sensitivities, particularly in her ambiguous relationship with the National Geographic photographer who erratically records her odyssey (Driver, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS).
The cruel beauty of the desert, and the fortitude of the people and creatures that manage to live within it, are also brilliantly evoked by Curran and ace cinematographer Mandy Walker (LANTANA), often to almost dreamlike effect.
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