Tracks (2013)

John Curran directs Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver and Roly Mintuma in this true story of a lone woman who trekked the Australian desert with three camels and a dog in the Seventies.

An unsung gem of the last decade. This looks gorgeous and has a constant sense of adventure that is convincing without being bombastic. The ever excellent Wasikowska gives a career best as tenacious loner, Robyn Davidson. Sensitive but forthright, she sells the unique urge to abandon humanity and spend isolation with her pack. Really sweeps you up with its stunning location cinematography and accurate production design. There’s a couple of emotional wallops along the way that are maturely handled, doesn’t soft sell the hardships Davidson endured and the ending is a pure joy.

9

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