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Film Review: Pawno (Australia, 2016)

A film this intrinsically Aussie must exist as an enigma to international audiences. Something very alien, and as I thought once before, about what those people distant from the Antipodes would have made of Crackerjack, I again think for Pawno, and wonder whether subtitles could comprehend or merely transcribe the dialogue of a film so particular.... Continue Reading

Win a double pass to see the new indie Australian comic drama Pawno

The big-hearted, character-driven ensemble film takes place in a dusty old pawnbroker’s in the heart of Footscray, where world-weary owner Les Underwood (John Brumpton) watches as the lives of people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel. From blossoming romance to desperate last gambles, these twelve individuals’ stories represent the best and the worst of one day in the life of Melbourne’s most hopeful and giddily mixed-up suburb.... Continue Reading

Australian Feature Film Pawno hits theatres April 21!

It has been confirmed that indie Australian comic drama Pawno will be screening in Australian cinemas on April 21. This is director Paul Ireland’s film debut,  which made its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) last year and it was the festival’s fastest selling event. The film also had European and Asian film premieres. Pawno features a diverse cast including screenwriter Damian Hill, veteran actors John Brumpton (Romper Stomper), Kerry Armstrong (Lantana) and Tony Rickards (Holding The Man), alongside rising talents Maeve Dermody (Griff, the Invisible) and Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin).... Continue Reading