My Name is Gulpilil
“Unbearably moving and utterly engaging. There is no film quite like this in our cinema, just as there is no one quite like the man.” ★★★★ ” Paul Byrnes, The Age
Integral to the telling of so many legendary screen stories, David Gulpilil, now nearing the end of his life, generously shares his own story in MY NAME IS GULPILIL.
The actor, dancer, singer and painter takes audiences on the journey that is his most extraordinary, culture-clashing life.
From his breakthrough performance in 1971’s Walkabout to today, Gulpilil is known for performances across films such as Storm Boy, Mad Dog Morgan, Crocodile Dundee, The Last Wave, The Tracker, Rabbit Proof Fence, Australia, Charlie’s Country, and Goldstone.
Early in 2017 Gulpilil was diagnosed with lung cancer. His doctors estimated six months, but David being David, was always likely to defy the odds.
Directed by Molly Reynolds, and produced by Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr and Reynolds, My Name is Gulpilil marks the culmination of a 20 year creative collaboration.
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