Samson and Delilah
Filmfest 2009

Samson, a cheeky 15-year-old boy, and Delilah live in an isolated Aboriginal community in the Central Australian desert. In amongst a tiny collection of houses, everything here happens in a cycle. Day in and day out – nothing changes, everything stays the same and no one seems to care. The two teenagers soon discover that life outside the community can be cruel. Though hungry and rejected Samson and Delilah fall in love. It is all they have. It is real. And when tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn’t always fair, but love never judges. Production Notes "Storytelling has been a way of life for my people over thousands of generations, from singing stories under the stars to celluloid cast on the screen. The medium has changed but the reasons for telling our stories has not." Warwick Thornton

tags: Feature film

Cast: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Gibson, Scott Thornton

Credits

Director: Warwick Thornton