“Sunday Too Far Away’s depiction of a sobering truth – that most of our lives are governed by need rather than choice – continue to make it relevant”
Critically acclaimed for its understated realism, Ken Hannam's tale of a shearer, set on an outback sheep station in 1955, captures the essence of outback life.
Focusing on the central character of Foley (charismatically portrayed by Jack Thompson) Sunday Too Far Away explores the occupation that holds a definitive place in mythology surrounding Australian outback life.
It offers a compassionate treatment of the pressures felt during long periods of separation from the ordinary comforts of home, and of the relationship void that is filled by the rough-and-ready camaraderie of mateship.
Winner Best Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 1975 Australian Film Awards.
Presented with the National Film and Sound Archive’s digital restoration program – NFSA Restores – reviving our cinema icons.