WALKABOUT | Dir. Nicolas Roeg | 1971 | 100 min
For many years now, one legendary film has appeared on every list of fine movies that are missing from distribution and home video. That film is Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout, the 1971 drama about a fourteen-year-old girl and her little brother, who are lost in the Australian outback and are saved by a young Aborigine who is, indeed, walking about as his rite of passage into manhood. No one who saw Walkabout has ever forgotten it.
Roeg was a cinematographer before he was a director, and this is one of the best-photographed films ever. It’s also a meditation about living on earth, which finds beauty in the way mankind’s intelligence can adapt to harsh conditions while civilization just tries to wall them off or pave them over. Walkabout is one of the great films. – Roger Ebert for Criterion, READ MORE HERE
1971 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - NOMINATION (Palme d'Or | Nicolas Roeg)
Walkabout is the second title in our FOCUS: LANDSCAPES series.