Samson and Delilah
In this dazzling debut, director Warwick Thornton proves himself a significant, singular voice in world cinema.
Samson (Rowan McNamara) and Delilah’s (Marissa Gibson) world is both vast and small – an isolated community in the central Australian desert.
When their lives are shattered by a series of tragic events, they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn’t always fair, but love never judges.
The perceptive performances, glorious cinematography, and evocative power of this superb debut have rightly led Australian critics to praise Samson and Delilah as ‘lightning in a bottle’ and ‘one of the most wonderful films this country has ever produced’.
Winner of the Caméra D’Or (best first feature); Cannes 2009 Best Film, Direction, Original Screenplay, Cinematography and Sound, Young Actors; Australian Film Awards 2009