Bryan Brown reveals success of Sweet Country

Annita Katee For Daily Mail Australia

He’s the Veteran Australian actor and director, known for his work in the highly acclaimed 2009 film Samson And Delilah.

And it appears as though whatever Bryan Brown touches turns to gold. 

Speaking to Confidential on Sunday, the 70-year-old star recalled the overwhelming response to his latest flick Sweet Country, which recently debuted at the Venice Film Festival.

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Latest success: Bryan Brown recalled the overwhelming response to his latest flick Sweet Country, which recently debuted at the Venice Film Festival

Latest success: Bryan Brown recalled the overwhelming response to his latest flick Sweet Country, which recently debuted at the Venice Film Festival

Latest success: Bryan Brown recalled the overwhelming response to his latest flick Sweet Country, which recently debuted at the Venice Film Festival

‘The film ended and you wonder, well, ‘What did they think?’ Then 500 or 600 people all stood up and applauded for five or six minutes,’ he said.

‘I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the bloke standing beside me, Warwick Thornton, had been wandering around as a young Aboriginal boy, many years ago, barefooted, running through his country, enjoying it.’ 

Inspired by a true story, the film tells a tale of an Indigenous stockman who is forced to go on the run after he kills a white station owner. 

Great reviews: 'The film ended and you wonder, well, ‘What did they think?’ Then 500 or 600 people all stood up and applauded for five or six minutes,' he said

Great reviews: 'The film ended and you wonder, well, ‘What did they think?’ Then 500 or 600 people all stood up and applauded for five or six minutes,' he said

Great reviews: ‘The film ended and you wonder, well, ‘What did they think?’ Then 500 or 600 people all stood up and applauded for five or six minutes,’ he said

And it isn’t just the festival’s audience that have been moved by the movie set in 1929.

‘Imposing breadth and emotional depth,’ reviewed The Hollywood Reporter with Variety calling it ‘majestic.’

With Aboriginal filmmaker Warwick Thorton behind the movie filmed over four weeks in Alice Springs, Bryan said the impressive reviews prove that anything is possible.

Anything's possible: 'We have a lot of things to deal with in this country with our relationship with Indigenous people, and this movie in a way highlights some of those problems that existed. But it also shows that nothing is impossible,' he said

Anything's possible: 'We have a lot of things to deal with in this country with our relationship with Indigenous people, and this movie in a way highlights some of those problems that existed. But it also shows that nothing is impossible,' he said

Anything’s possible: ‘We have a lot of things to deal with in this country with our relationship with Indigenous people, and this movie in a way highlights some of those problems that existed. But it also shows that nothing is impossible,’ he said

‘We have a lot of things to deal with in this country with our relationship with indigenous people, and this movie in a way highlights some of those problems that existed. But it is also shows that nothing is impossible,’ he said.

Bryan married UK born actress Rachel Ward in 1983 and they share three children together.

Sweet Country will be released in cinemas on January 25.  

Not long to go: Sweet Country will be released in cinemas on January 25 

Not long to go: Sweet Country will be released in cinemas on January 25 

Not long to go: Sweet Country will be released in cinemas on January 25 

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