MY NAME IS GULPILIL
SELECTED: ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2020
The personal and professional story of iconic Australian actor and traditional dancer David Gulpilil, a Yolngu man who pioneered the depiction of the Indigenous Australians onscreen, is beautifully captured by award winning filmmaker Molly Reynolds (Another Country). Gulpilil’s career in the Australian film and television industry spans more than 40 years, beginning with Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout (1970), and including such classics as Storm Boy (1976, Henri Safran) and The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir), and more recently The Tracker (2002, Rolf de Heer) and Rabbit Proof Fence (2002, Phillip Noyce). Alternating between past and present, Reynolds presents a tender and honest view of a man who wants to tell his own story complete with cheeky confessions, candid observations of his world, as well as his feelings on being one of Australia’s greatest artists. Even in his 60s, Gulpilil’s spirit and humour are still as sharp as ever.