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Ten years after a collapse of the western economic system, Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperate and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Eric (GUY PEARCE) is a cold and angry drifter who has left everything and everyone behind. When his car…

Interview: David Michôd

“I wanted it to feel like everything that had gone wrong in the world was an entirely plausible product of the forces at work today.” I want to go back to the beginning for a moment. You launched your feature film career as a co-writer on American movie, Hesher staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. How important was…

Review: The Rover

The Rover has an incredible back story: It’s the near future and Western civilisation has fallen victim to economic collapse. The ancient Australian Outback has found itself host to desperate immigrants from all corners of the globe looking to make a buck in mining. Lack of authority makes it easy for the desperate to exploit…

Australian films opening this month

Only two Australian feature films are booked to hit cinemas this month and they’re absolute beauties. First off is David Michôd’s followup to his critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom. The Rover’s trailer has been viewed over 1,200,000 times on YouTube – no doubt by Robert Pattinson fan-girls but this is sure to be a rare Australian box-office success. The next cab off the…

Last chance for SFF’s ‘Inside The Rover’

Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Ideas present an exclusive event bringing together director David Michôd, producer Liz Watts and actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, to explore the process behind creating dystopic, desert-noir thriller The Rover and engage in an audience Q&A, moderated by film critic Margaret Pomeranz. A Cannes Official Selection, The Rover delivers…

Pearce gets wordy in new clip for The Rover

With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the scorched and dangerous Australian outback. When a brutal gang of thieves steals his car and only remaining possession, they leave behind the wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to…

The Rover gets new trailer and posters

Hot of the news David Michôd’s The Rover will be screening as part of the Cannes Film Festival, the Australian director’s followup to his incredibly successful Animal Kingdom has been given a new poster and a new trailer. The Rover boasts a impressive ensemble of Australian acting talent including Guy Pearce, David Field, Anthony Hayes and Nash Edgerton. A…