Trailer Debut – Measure for Measure with Hugo Weaving

Trailer Debut – Measure for Measure with Hugo Weaving

One of my favorite films of CinefestOZ 2019 was Measure for Measure directed by Paul Ireland and co-written with the late Damian Hill. The cast of this film is incredible, the performances are solid and the score is amazing.. I can’t talk the film up much more and finally after doing the festival circuit the film is hitting screens in May. 

An unlikely love ignites between a modern Muslim girl and a local musician amongst the background of racial tension, amphetamines and gang culture in the city’s notorious housing estate.

Inspired by SHAKESPEARE’s play Measure for Measure and influenced by the gritty realism of films like Amores Perros, the social conscience of Fishtank and dynamic aesthetic of Un Prophete, Measure for Measure questions the notion of justice, the ability for redemption and the desire for power and examines the idea that ‘we can never escape our true nature or where we are from despite our attempts’. Measure for Measure is also a raw study of the most basic and yet most complex of our emotions – love…. how we react when we find it, and how far we would go to keep it.

Starring Hugo Weaving, Harrison Gilbertson, Megan Hajjar, Mark Leonard Winter, Daniel Henshall, Fayssal Bazzi, Doris Younane, Josh McConville, Christie Whelan Browne, Malcolm Kennard, Luke Lennox and John Brumpton.

Measure for Measure opens May 14th


Darran loves watching movies, listening to movies and generally everything movies which is mainly the reason why he started and roped some friends in to help him.. Favorite Films: Star Wars, Lost in Translation, Grosse Point Blank, Shawshank Redemption and any Kevin Smith or Tarantino.