Since his debut ‘Samson & Delilah’, Warwick Thornton has channelled his energy into films that are proudly, powerfully Aboriginal. His latest is a potent reminder of our conflicted past.
“‘Aussie’ is this complete cultural construction which I want no part of because what it represents to me is the Cronulla riots, big belligerent toxic masculinity, all of that bound up into one word and chanted out whenever people get the chance, and I don’t want any part of that.”
There was a hole left in the film industry after Miyazaki quit as Studio Ghibli’s director. Who will step up to fill the void? James Ross reviews the latest offering from the legendary creator’s protégé, Hiromasa Yonebayashi.