In what is looking increasingly like a bumper year for Australian cinema in British cinemas, ANZAC Day (April 25) sees the release of Tracks, the long-awaited adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s memoir which detailed a nine-month solo trek across the vast Australian outback from Alice Springs across the top of Western Australia to the Indian Ocean.
Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn, a single-minded young woman determined to escape the trappings of modern life, with a supporting cast that includes Adam Driver (Girls) as National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan, as well as Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey, Roly Mintuma and Aussie rock-god Tim Rogers. Following a series of aborted attempts to adapt Davidson’s memoir for the screen over the last thirty years – including a planned Julia Roberts star vehicle – the job finally fell to screenwriter Marion Nelson and NY-born director John Curran (Praise).
After making its UK debut at last year’s BFI London Film Festival, Tracks played a number of festival dates in the UK, finally makes its way into general release from April 25.
Distributed by eOne UK, Tracks is on general release across the UK and Eire.