7:30 PM, 2nd June, 2023
Nearly a decade after his last film, Australian auteur Rolf de Heer (The Tracker, Bad Boy Bubby) returns with this dreamlike, allegorical exploration of race and privilege.
In a future where an indeterminate catastrophe has resulted in mass death among white people, but has not affected people of colour, an Indigenous woman (Mwajemi Hussein) is left to die in a cage in the middle of the desert. When she escapes, she embarks on an odyssey of persecution through a desolate world.
Pushing the boundaries of cinema, The Survival of Kindness may not offer a traditional narrative structure, but instead presents an arresting, almost-dialogue-free experience that makes for a remarkable return for de Heer.
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