The Leunig Fragments

Director: Kasimir Burgess 2019 97 Minutes M
The Leunig Fragments Sun 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:30pm 91mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
The Leunig Fragments Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:30pm 91mins New Farm Six Cinemas

A personal portrait of an intensely private man, The Leunig Fragments offers insights into the creative process of Australia’s most renowned and accomplished cartoonist, Michael Leunig.

Director Kasimir Burgess delves past the enigmatic artist’s acclaimed work, controversial social commentary and whimsical illustrations to see inside the mind behind the art. In a candid interview in Leunig’s Melbourne studio — filmed in the aftermath of an almost fatal brain seizure — the artist reflects on his childhood, his estranged family and, in broader philosophical strokes, the intrinsic nature of life and death and its influence on his creative process.

Burgess intersperses the interview with animated adaptations of Leunig’s work, re-enactments of early memories and poignant readings of his poetry.


Director:Kasimir Burgess
Producer:Philippa Campey
Cast:Michael Leunig
Script:Kasimir Burgess
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment