WALKABOUT
1971, Janus Films, 100 min, Dir: Nicolas Roeg

In Nicolas Roeg’s dreamy, hypnotically primal tone poem, an adolescent sister and brother flee into the Australian bush after their father has a deadly nervous breakdown. Once distant from civilization, the siblings meet an aboriginal youth (David Gulpilil) on his “walkabout,” the ritual separation from home and family as a test of survival and resourcefulness.


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