Originally a cinematographer, Nicolas Roeg found in the seemingly unreal vastness of the Australian outback the ideal environment to stage a narrative of two young white siblings abandoned by their father, needing to fight to survive. An encounter with an Aboriginal youth leads to tensions and mutual discoveries in a story where nature and human beings gain parallel dimensions. The film features not only Roeg's radical visual style, but also his labyrinthine narrative construction.
Nicolas Roeg Born in 1928, Nicolas Roeg began his career in cinema as a camera operator and director of photography in the 1960s, having working alongside directors such as François Truffaut and Roger Corman. He made his directorial debut in 1970, and over the course of a career that spanned close to 40 years, he became known for his radical formal inventiveness and narrative restlessness. He passed away at the end of 2018.