{4.5/5} “Animal lovers, especially female ones, are often accused of being neurotic and unable to relate to other human beings. More often than not, those pointing the finger have never had a pet. It seems to me the universe gave us three things to make life bearable: hope, jokes, and dogs. But the greatest of these gifts was dogs.”

Tracks, released in 2013

Robyn is a young woman who lives in Australia in 1975. She is bored of life in the city so she decides to hike across the desert. At 2000 miles she figures this will take 6 to 7 months. First she’ll have to train some camels to carry her gear. Eventually she gets her trip sponsored by National Geographic — but the deal comes with a photographer. The movie is based on a true story. It’s about one woman’s quest to find out if she’s got what it takes. There’s some stark but beautiful scenery, minimalist music, and a fine performance from Mia Wasikowska.

Directed by John Curran (Chappaquiddick).

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