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Tracks (2014)

Tracks

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 19, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

110 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

John Curran

Producer

Emile Sherman, Iain Canning

Screenwriter

Marion Nelson

Starring

  • Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson
  • Adam Driver as Rick Smolan
  • Jessica Tovey
  • Emma Booth
  • Rainer Bock
  • Melanie Zanetti
  • Robert Coleby
  • Tim Rogers
  • John Flaus

Story


In 1977, a twenty-seven-year-old Australian woman named Robyn Davidson set out from Alice Springs to walk across 2,700 kilometers of harsh desert to the Indian Ocean. Accompanied only by her dog and four camels, Davidson yearned for a solitary journey of self-discovery, and had no ambition other than to reach the ocean beach. She ultimately wrote about her desert adventure in 1980 in the travelogue Tracks, which became a cult favourite around the world.

Robyn (Mia Wasikowska, in a bravura performance) spends two hardscrabble years in the Alice Springs area learning how to train and care for camels (feral herds of which number in the thousands in Western Australia) in order to prepare for her journey. Finally ready to embark with her animals, she realizes she is woefully underfunded and, despite her desires for self-sufficiency, accepts a fee from National Geographic in exchange for a written piece. The magazine adds a condition: she must allow photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver, also at the Festival in Michael Dowse's The F Word) to photograph her at selected stops along the way.

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Mia Wasikowska stars as Robyn Davidson in The Weinstein Company's Tracks (2014)
Mia Wasikowska stars as Robyn Davidson in The Weinstein Company's Tracks (2014)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Mia Wasikowska
70th Venice Film Festival - Tracks - Premiere
Aug 29, 2013
Mia Wasikowska
70th Venice Film Festival - Tracks - Premiere
Aug 29, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..is alternately beautiful and dull, which arguably makes it a faithful encapsulation of the adventure itself..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
“..a journey of arduous physical challenges and incalculable spiritual rewards is evocatively rendered in this superb adaptation..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]