My Name Is Gulpilil
Ever since his debut in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971), David Gulpilil has been a mesmerising, electrifying presence on Australian screens. An actor, dancer and an elder in the Marwuwyu community, David Gulpilil’s career has spanned over 40 years, and includes unforgettable performances in films such as as Storm Boy (1976), Mad Dog Morgan (1976), The Tracker (2002), Ten Canoes (2006) and Charlie’s Country (2013), which won him the Best Actor award at Cannes. Grappling with cancer since his diagnosis in 2017, Gulpilil shares his story with remarkable openness and generosity in this superb documentary from director Molly Reynolds (Another Country).
Why You Should See This Film
Combining a wealth of archival materials, film clips, along with its fascinating central interview with Gulpilil, My Name Is Gulpilil provides an incredibly moving portrait of the actor. His anecdotes about meeting everyone from the Queen to John Lennon, Bob Marley and Dennis Hopper have to be heard to be believed, and his mischievous spirit and cheeky sense of humour even as he considers his own mortality is beautiful and touching to behold.
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- Year: 2021
- Rating: M
- Director: Molly Reynolds
- Cast: David Gulpilil
- Duration: 100 minutes
- Language: In English and Yolngu Matha