Measure for Measure

Following the critically acclaimed Pawno, director Paul Ireland moves from Footscray to Prahran’s commission flats for this contemporary re-interpretation of Shakespeare, with AACTA winner Hugo Weaving leading a powerful cast.

Reimagining the Bard’s play about morality, mercy and justice, Ireland and his co-writer, the late Damian Hill (West of Sunshine) have crafted a topical tale about an unlikely bond between a modern Muslim woman Jaiwara (Megan Smart) and a local musician, set amongst the background of racial tension, amphetamines and gang culture.

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.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 103
D PDF sessions Closed Caption MUSIC IN MOVIES Double Feature Fridays Great Movie Epics CINEMA FIASCO CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement