My Name is Gulpilil: a candid, gentle portrait of one of Australia’s best actors

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Abstract

Since the start of his cinematic career, David Gulpilil has occupied the living embodiment of Indigenous Australia on screen. This is a significant responsibility — as is the task of doing justice to Gulpilil’s considerable legacy.

Molly Reynolds’ new documentary portrait, My Name is Gulpilil, allows us to spend time with the man in quiet moments of reflection as he nears the end of his life. Reynolds’ unobtrusive direction provides a platform from which Gulpilil reflects on his work, and shares his philosophy in his own words....
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2021

Keywords

  • Film criticism
  • David Gulpilil
  • Molly Reynolds
  • My Name is Gulpilil

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