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My Name is Gulpilil

Synopsis

Early in 2017, legendary Australian actor David Gulpilil was diagnosed with lung cancer. His doctors estimated six months for him but David, being David, was always likely to defy the odds. And he continues to do so with probably his last great work, My Name is Gulpilil.

For the first time, it's all Gulpilil, his story, in his words. He takes us boldly on the journey that is his most extraordinary, culture-clashing life.

My Name Is Gulpilil is on another level: so sublimely made, so humane, so elegant in construction.

— The Guardian

Details

Cast
David Gulpilil - himself
Release dates
12 March 2021 – World premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival
27 May 2021 – Australia
Rating
G - general
Notes

Also known as The Life and Death of David Gulpilil.

“Gulpilil” means “Kingfisher” in the Yolngu language.

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References

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[1] 'My Name Is Gulpilil review – sublime, humane, elegant traversal of Indigenous actor's life in film', The Guardian 13/3/2021

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Korff, J 2021, My Name is Gulpilil, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/my-name-is-gulpilil>, retrieved 24 June 2021

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