The Drover's Wife (15)

Australia | 2021 | 109’ | TBC | Leah Purcell
Leah Purcell, Rob Collins

In the depths of the Outback in 1893 Australia, Molly Johnson’s husband is away droving cattle, leaving her alone to care for their four children. Despite being heavily pregnant, Molly is a formidable and capable frontierswoman. But when Yadaka, an Aboriginal man on the run from the law appears on her doorstep, she’s forced to confront truths about her past that place them both in danger. 

This impressive debut from filmmaker, author and actor Purcell is a searing retelling of Henry Lawson’s classic of colonial literature from a feminist and indigenous perspective. Interrogating not only the country’s past, but the lingering injustices of present day Australia, the stunning cinematography contrasts the huge landscapes of the land with the intimate interiors of domestic life and captures the struggle of being caught between two cultures.

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£6 / £4


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Ticket & Times

  • Thu 19 May , 2:20 PM
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  • Thu 19 May , 5:45 PM
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    Soft Subtitles 

    For D/deaf and hard-of-hearing, a transcription of the film’s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and a description of the sound in the film is also included.