The Lost City Of Z
The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
- “This may be rewriting history, but when you take the film on its own terms, it's a nuanced, thrilling portrait of a man fighting convention and prejudice.” – ABC Radio National
- “The jungle scenes are marvellous, the ‘savages’ are beautiful and exotic, and the mantra that a man's ‘reach should be greater than his grasp’ clearly articulated.” – Urban Cinefile
- “One of the most beautiful and mysterious of all existentialist adventure films receives a deservedly lush and subtle transfer.” – Slant Magazine