The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson 109 mins

  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The
  • Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, The

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Leah Purcell AM (She. Say; Black Chicks Talking) writes, directs and stars in this highly anticipated adaptation of her award-winning play and novel – a vivid reckoning with Australia’s colonial history through the tale of one woman’s resilience.

Molly Johnson’s husband is away droving cattle, leaving her alone to care for their four children at their remote Snowy Mountains homestead. Despite being heavily pregnant, Molly keeps various threats, from nature and other people, at bay. But when Yadaka, an Aboriginal man on the run from white law enforcement, intrudes on the sanctuary she has carved out, the brutal hardships and secrets that have followed them both throughout their lives must be confronted – and Molly doesn’t hesitate to do what’s needed to ensure her and her children’s survival.

Goa, Gungarri and Wakka Wakka Murri actor, writer and filmmaker Purcell have made Henry Lawson’s 1892 short story passionately her own, fusing classic western genre tropes with elements from her family’s history alongside the oppressions of early colonial Australia. The result is an enthralling feature debut and a scathing act of cinematic resistance against the disenfranchisement of First Nations peoples, with Purcell’s formidable star, turn bolstered by stirring performances from Rob Collins (Mystery Road, Cleverman), Sam Reid (Lambs of God, The Hunting) and Jessica De Gouw (OtherLife; Riot).

Critics are saying... 
"It's Purcell's powerhouse performance that lends the film its punchier, gritty edge." The Guardian

★★★★
"This riveting film from an anti-colonial, feminist, First Nations lens is something to be celebrated... Purcell has done a remarkable job piecing together something even greater than Lawson offered."
Time Out

★★★★
"Purcell’s extremely powerful performance carries the reinterpreted outback western tale of survival." Out In Perth

"There is great potency in Purcell's script-flipping set-up; her take on The Drover's Wife, in its multiple incarnations, is a stinging de-mythologisation." ABC Arts

"A wholly confident, expectedly brutal appraisal of Australia's colonialist history, with a strong ensemble led by Indigenous Australian filmmaker Leah Purcell." Pajiba

“An exceptionally compelling outback western.”
Variety

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