Fans of post-apocalyptic Australian road movies won’t have to wait for the Mad Max sequel next summer.
The Rover is a bleak and gritty film by David Michod, director of Animal Kingdom.
A pair of mismatched travellers played by Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson embark on a desperate and very personal quest across a parched landscape of loss and cruelty.
But The Rover has a twist ending. Much like Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road and its 2009 film adaptation it uses extremes of despair as a way to examine the human condition.
Directed by David Michod
Screen Australia and Filmnation
Out 15 August