May 16th, 2014 / 5 Comments


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For Aussies, SBS Movies has always brought us all things Cannes.  They haven’t disappointed.  Sandy George sent some questions to David and his responses are as follows:

“Every filmmaker dreams of getting a film into Cannes. Why do you think The Rover did?

Hopefully, it feels like a film they haven’t seen before – it’s tense and unusual – and because the central performances from Guy and Rob are really extraordinary.

You have said that the film is “not a post-apocalyptic film”, that “this is an Australia that has broken down into a kind of resource-rich Third World country.” Can you expand on that?

I didn’t want the world of the movie to feel like we’d been reduced to psychotic apes because of a single cataclysmic event. Rather, I wanted it to feel like the entirely plausible and frighteningly possible result of the world we live in today: economic and environmental collapse, as a product of rampant greed and exploitation, reduce Australia to a dangerous resource-rich third world country. Infrastructure, products, and an economy of sorts still exist – they’re just broken, fragile and the world of the movie as a consequence is dangerous and unpredictable.

For the many people who know and love Animal Kingdom, what would you say to them about how the film is most different from or influenced by or still shows the David Michôd touch.

I think it will feel like it was made by the same guy who made Animal Kingdom. The Rover is much leaner in narrative and more epic in landscape but, like Animal Kingdom, it’s still about the sadness and menace of people trying to make sense of a world that doesn’t make any sense.”

Read the rest of Sandy’s interaction with David at SBS.

Thanks @sallyvg for heads up.

  • Carmel
    Posted on May 16, 2014

    I’m loving all teh buzz about The Rover.

    OK Ladies – I’m checking out until Monday evening. You all keep your fluids up during the crazy Cannes time we have coming up. I’ll be with you all in spirit

  • Vertigo
    Posted on May 16, 2014

    Great read. Thank you!

  • Maria
    Posted on May 16, 2014

    Have fun @Carmel and stay safe. There’s be lots for you to catch up on come Monday evening 🙂

  • Trish
    Posted on May 17, 2014

    I guess us lay people can’t fully appreciate what a huge deal it is getting your film into Cannes – and I’m so proud of my countrymen for having been selected. So proud of Rob, too, for choosing to eschew the Hollywood glamour for a role that might have made lesser actors think twice about undertaking. All my fingers crossed that The Rover is well received! @Carmel – you’re coming back soon?! Will miss your comments 🙁

  • Roberta
    Posted on May 17, 2014

    And david here is another man i’d like to meet one day… Genius!

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