Sunday Too Far Away

Easily one of the best of the ['New Wave’] Australian films … Marked by an unemphatic but affecting poignancy that owes nothing to nostalgia or spurious romanticism ” Time Out

STOP PRESS: Q&A Via Zoom with Jack Thompson.
On an outback station in 1956, hard-drinking shearers battle the clock, the sheep and each other for the position of ‘gun shearer’, the one with the highest tally. Foley (Jack Thompson) has not been beaten in 10 years, but he knows the day will come. A disastrous strike looms as he considers his future.

TPH X Friends of the NFSA Present: Sunday Too Far Away. It’s a definite piece of 1970’s Australian film, both for local and international audiences – enormous, empty, confronting landscapes, beautifully photographed; a cast of funny, laconic, rough-hewn Aussie blokes who worked hard and drank harder with a sense of fun and physical prowess, but also carrying ‘the great Australian loneliness’.


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