Samson & Delilah

Samson & Delilah

By Warwick Thornton

Synopsis

Two Australian Aboriginal kids travel in dark places in their bid for survival in this astoundingly affecting Camera d'or winner from Warwick Thornton. Interestingly, Thornton gives young Delilah (Melissa Gibson) the hero's role. Glue-sniffing Samson (Rowan McNamara) is the lost soul who needs to be saved. Delilah is seen as the nurturer of her Nana (Mitjili Gibson) and of Samson. She endures beating, humiliation, abduction and physical harm, but the smile on her face surmounts all that has gone before; she's a survivor. A beautiful love story providing insight into a hidden world.
Australia 101 minutes 2009 English
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Awards
  • AFI Member's Choice Award (Winner) - 2009 Australian Film Institute (Australia)
  • Best Actor (Winner) - 2009 If Awards (Online)
  • Best Actress (Winner) - 2009 If Awards (Online)
  • Best Cinematography (Winner) - 2009 Australian Film Institute (Australia)
  • Best Director (Winner) - 2009 If Awards (Online)
  • Best Director (Winner) - 2009 Australian Film Institute (Australia)
Festivals
  • Goteburg Film Festival 2010 (Goteburg, Sweden)
  • New Directors/New Films 2010 (New York City, United States)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival 2010 (Palm Springs, United States)
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Adelaide Film Festival 2009 (Adelaide, Australia)
  • London Film Festival 2009 (London, United Kingdom)
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2009 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2009 (Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2009 (Toronto, Canada)
  • Warsaw International Film Festival 2009 (Warsaw, Poland)

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