by on September 9,2013

2 weeks ago Mia were at 2013 Venice Film Festival where she was to premiere her upcoming movie “Tracks”. She attended both the photocall and premiere as well as Terrazza Maserati event.




by on August 8,2013

On the heels of Venice’s opening-night film “Gravity” comes another dramatic tale of female isolation and empowerment in one of the most inhospitable environments imaginable. Adapted from Robyn Davidson’s memoir of the same name, “Tracks” is a vastly engaging chronicle of the author’s 1700-mile journey across the Australian Outback in 1977 with her dog Diggity, four ornery camels and infinite clouds of dust, beginning in Alice Springs and ending at the Indian Ocean. Along the way, she naturally encounters all manner of danger, from wild bull camels (Australia has 50,000 of the feral beasts roaming its interior) to her own physical and emotional limitations.

Julia Roberts was one of many actresses attached to “Tracks” during its long, difficult journey to the big screen, but it’s Mia Wasikowska who impressively rises to the challenge of portraying Davidson, an unremarkable 27-year-old who mostly remains an enigma throughout the story. She has baggage – her mother hanged herself when she was nine – but Davidson’s reasons for making this extreme, solitary trek remain as vague and indeterminate as they likely were to her at the time. “People ask me and I say, ‘Why not?'” says Wasikowska at the start. No need to go much deeper than that, and the film doesn’t beyond outlining Davidson’s unquenchable thirst for solitude. Curran (who also directed “The Painted Veil” and “Stone” although this is superior to both) keeps the psychoanalysis to a minimum, which some may find frustrating.

Early sequences chart Davidson’s chaotic, protracted acquisition of three camels (which become four after one gives birth), and her initial encounters with Rick Smolan (Adam Driver), a manic National Geographic photographer who helps land her a commission with the magazine to fund the journey, only to become a frequent irritant (as well as part-time lover) as he crops up now and then to photograph Robyn on her journey through some of the bleakest, most unforgiving terrain on the planet.
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by on July 7,2013



John Curran’s Tracks, from The King’s Speech producer See-Saw Films, will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the Adelaide Film Festival on October 10.

Based on an iconic book, the film tells the true story of author Robyn Davidson’s 1,700 mile trek from the middle of Australia to the Indian Ocean in the late 1970s.

Many fine actresses “came after” the role, Curran told ScreenDaily, but from the minute he met Mia Wasikowska he felt she had the ability to embody the complex and contradictory real-life character.

“There was something about her (Wasikowska’s) spirit … She’s very very smart and good at articulating ideas, which was remarkable to me at such a young age. She is in practically every frame of the film and was on set every day in that heat, often miles away for the wide shots, managing on her own with four camels and a dog.”

Tracks was filmed over eight weeks in remote desert locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory and Curran said he got a lot of pleasure from working in that environment.

He is also very pleased that the last feature he expects to make using the medium of film – the transition to digital is a painful one for him, he said – took full advantage of Australia’s spectacular landscapes and light.

“I was determined that my last ever film using the medium of film would… not be some interior story set in an apartment somewhere.”

The producers of Tracks are Emile Sherman and Iain Canning from See-Saw Films, the production company that straddles Australia and the UK and also produced Oscar winner The King’s Speech. Julie Ryan and Antonia Barnard are the co-producers. The movie will be released locally by Transmission Films and handled internationally by Hanway Films and Cross City Sales.

This year’s Adelaide Film Festival is the first held under the directorship of Amanda Duthie and the first held late in the year instead of early.

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by on May 5,2012

Australian actor Mia Wasikowska is set to star in Tracks, a film from See-Saw producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.Based on the memoir of the same name by Robyn Davidson, the movie will follow the journey of a young woman as she travels 2,700 kilometres through the desert from Alice Springs to the west coast of Australia.

Wasikowska will portray Davidson, who made the epic journey back in 1977, accompanied solely by four camels, a dog, and, on occasion, by American stills photographer Rick Smolan. John Curran will direct, with Transmission handling distribution in Australia and New Zealand. Momentum Pictures will release the film in the UK. Rights have also been sold to Switzerland and Italy.

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