In 1977, Robyn Davidson set off with four camels and a dog for a nine-month trek across the Australian outback. Agreeing to financial support from National Geographic in exchange for regular rendezvous with a photographer may not have been the best way to find the solitude she was seeking, but her journey captured the world’s imagination. She later wrote a best-seller, from which this is adapted.
Mia Wasikowska aces the main role with an authentically lived-in performance. This haunting, meditative film may be a bit slow for some, but rewarding for those patient enough to see its subtle qualities. Japanese title: Kiseki no 2,000 Mile. (112 min)