Directed by Ken Hannam • 1975 • Australia
Starring Jack Thompson, Robert Bruning, Reg Lye
One of the first films to draw international attention to the Australian New Wave, the debut feature from director Ken Hannam is a vivid look at the experiences of men working on a sheep station in the outback during the 1950s. In one of his first major roles, Australian-cinema icon Jack Thompson stars as a hard-drinking professional sheep shearer who leads his fellow workers in a strike after the wealthy landowners attempt to drive them off their territory. With its affectionate portrait of male camaraderie and message of worker solidarity, SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY is one of the finest gems of the Australian New Wave.