Keeping Time with Rolf

There are three clocks on the wall of Rolf de Heer's Vertigo Productions, in Australia's City of Churches. They're set to Adelaide, Rome and Los Angeles time. The first and last are to be expected in an indie-film hothouse. As for the second - more on that later. But there should be a fourth. Ever since director De Heer was invited by legendary actor David Gulpilil to make a film about his home in north central Arnhem Land, the office has been running on Ramingining time. In the three years since, De Heer has been stretched physically, mentally and culturally. "I...

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