AWL_020 WALKABOUT by Nicolas Roeg
WORM’s Avantgardistic state likes to explore the interzone where feelings, preconceptions and dreams intermingle. Often with unexpected results. These two films do just that.
A survival film set in the Australian outback, directed by Nicolas Roeg (his first solo outing as a director) and starring Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg (credited as “Lucien John”) and David Gulpilil (credited as “David Gumpilil”). The screenplay is loosely based on the 1959 novel ‘The Children’, by James Vance Marshall. An appreciation of the film, now regarded as a modern classic, ‘Walkabout: Landscapes of Memory’, by Paul Ryan, can be found here.
Fouteen-year-old bone collector Maxine Rose is looking for validation from her heroes, amongst them the primatologist Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the New Zealand teen pop star Lorde. “We are particularly impressed by the multilayered story telling structure, the freshness of the characterization, and the honest exploration of an artists` vulnerability.” (Jury comments on awarding Dear Lorde the 2015 European Media Arts Festival award, Osnabruck, Germany).