In Conversation + Film: Measure for Measure

6.30PM Fri 4 Oct 2019 (2hrs 17mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

TICKET INCLUDES FILM AND 30-MINUTE DISCUSSION

Following the screening of Measure for Measure 2019, join us for a conversation with critically acclaimed Australian director Paul Ireland. Delve deeper into his adaptation of the Shakespearean classic into a modern love affair set in Melbourne, where gangs, corruption and culture collide.

Measure for Measure 2019 Ages 15+

Hugo Weaving leads a promising young Australian cast in this gritty crime drama set in Melbourne’s council flats.

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, Measure for Measure follows the disparate lives of inhabitants of a housing commission whose paths cross after a shocking event occurs on their doorstep. Claudio (Harrison Gilbertson) is an aspiring musician with a tough upbringing and penchant for dope, while Jaiwara (Megan Hajjar) is a university student from an immigrant family. Hugo Weaving plays Duke, an ageing crime lord trying to ensure business continues as usual. Themes of justice, loyalty, love and revenge run through this moody contemporary retelling of an iconic play.

CREDITS

107 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: PAUL IRELAND / SCRIPTWRITERS: DAMIAN HILL, PAUL IRELAND (BASED ON THE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE) / PRODUCERS: DAMIAN HILL, PAUL IRELAND / CAST: HUGO WEAVING, HARRISON GILBERTSON, MEGAN HAJJAR / RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT