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Outback camel trek is a spirited journey
Published 28/04/14



CAMELS are not known as the most patient and loving of all four-legged beasts, but here’s a story about a woman who seems to prefer them to other human beings. Based on the bestselling memoir by Robyn Davidson, Tracks is the travelogue of a woman who decides to cross the Australian Outback — 1,700 miles of it, to be precise — with four camels and her pet labrador, Diggity. The journey took place in 1977, at a time when a woman would scarcely dare to enter a bar in Alice Springs, let alone walk across the desert on her own. It’s not quite clear what her motivation for the odyssey is — though there are hints that it’s a kind of therapy to get over her mother’s death.

Robyn — a role once destined for Julia Roberts but played here by Mia Wasikowska — makes it clear she doesn’t need help from any man, but she is nevertheless stalked by a somewhat obnoxious National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver).

Director John Curren takes full advantage of the hot, hazy environment which acts as a metaphor for this odd woman’s strange state of mind.

The result is a cinematic work of art which is testimony both to the endurance of the human soul and the harshness of nature.

Oh, and there are some funny camel moments, too.


Film: Tracks

Certificate: (12A)

Director: John Curran

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver

PUBLISHED 28/04/14



 
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