Australia Day (film)
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Australian release poster
|Directed by||Kriv Stenders|
|Produced by||Nathan Mayfield|
|Written by||Stephen M. Irwin|
|Music by||Matteo Zingales|
|Edited by||Nick Meyers|
|Distributed by||Icon Film Distribution|
|12 June 2017|
On Australia's most controversial national holiday, three Australians from different cultural backgrounds will cross paths, creating racial tension issues and national identity that simmer underneath the surface of modern-day Australia.
- Bryan Brown as Terry Friedman
- Shari Sebbens as Sonya Mackenzie
- Sean Keenan as Dean Patterson
- Isabelle Cornish as Chloe Patterson
- Daniel Webber as Jason Patterson
- Elias Anton as Sami Ghaznavi
- Kee Chan as Zhou Chong
- Sam Cotton as Constable Buchanan
- Caroline Dunphy as Patricia Kendall
- Simon Elrahi as Karim
- Yasmin Honeychurch as Kaytee Tucker
Australia Day received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, earning a 58% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
David Stratton of The Australian gave a positive review, calling the film "Run Lola Run meets Gran Torino; breathtakingly fast-moving, a very well-made thriller." Erin Free of FILMINK also gave a positive review, calling the film "a big, broiling stew of complex thought, Australia Day is a provocative, intelligent film that dares to pick, probe and ask a lot of burning questions."
Alex Lines of Film Inquiry gave a negative review, saying the film "is a series of predictable story arcs, rudimentary characters and simplistic viewpoints on racism." Vicky Roach of The Daily Telegraph wrote that the story "is carried along by the momentum of its characters. But when they run out of steam, so does the screenplay."
|AACTA Award (7th)||Best Editing||Nick Meyers||Nominated|
|FCCA Award||Best Actor||Bryan Brown||Nominated|
- "Australia Day review: 'A full vision of the hell of Australian race relations'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 October 2017.