TRACKS directed by John Curran, written by Marion Nelson from the book by Robyn Davidson, with Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. 112 minutes. A Mongrel release. Opens Friday (June 6). For venues and times, see Movies. Rating: NNN
Mia Wasikowska plays real-life adventurer Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked 2,750 kilometres through the Australian desert and scrub with only three camels and her dog by her side.
The actor is riveting as the anti-social traveller - a good thing, given that she's in every frame. And as her intrepid photographer, who interrupts her trek several times during her journey, Adam Driver (Girls) is charming.
But the script stays almost too true to reality and lacks conflict and tension until very near the end.
Fortunately, you can just sit back and groove on the images. The film is gorgeous, thanks to cinematographer Mandy Walker's expert eye. She's right up there with Wasikowska as the star of this film.