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Director: John Curran
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver
Festival(s): Venice, Toronto
Why it's on our radar: As a huge fan of John Curran's "The Painted Veil" and an admirer of his "We Don't Live Here Anymore" and "Stone," I'm very interested in his latest. The film, about a young woman who goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog, is a great opportunity for actress Mia Wasikowska to break into leading lady territory. And I'm very curious how "Girls" star Adam Driver figures in. But Curran is a particular sort of filmmaker, one who hasn't found awards success quite yet despite being a committed and unique artist.
- Kristopher Tapley