Measure for Measure

Features
Director: Paul Ireland 2019 107 Minutes Ages 18+
Measure for Measure Fri 04 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 137mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
Measure for Measure Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:00pm 107mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

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.

Details

Year:2019
Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Australia
Language:English
Director:Paul Ireland
Producer:Damian Hill, Paul Ireland
Cast:Hugo Weaving, Harrison Gilbertson, Megan Hajjar
Script:Damian Hill, Paul Ireland (based on the play by William Shakespeare)
Program strand:Features
Rights:Umbrella Entertainment