Australia Day (film)

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Australia Day
Australian release poster
Directed byKriv Stenders
Written byStephen M. Irwin
Produced byNathan Mayfield
Leigh McGrath
Tracey Robertson
Edward Herbert
StarringBryan Brown
Shari Sebbens
Sean Keenan
Daniel Webber
Elias Anton
Jenny Wu
Phoenix Raei
Isabelle Cornish
Ernie Dingo
Neveen Hanna
Chris Haywood
Neil Pigot
Diana Lin
Matthew Le Nevez
Miah Madden
CinematographyGeoffrey Hall
Edited byNick Meyers
Music byMatteo Zingales
Distributed byIcon Film Distribution
Dendy Cinemas
Release date
12 June 2017
Running time
98 minutes

Australia Day is a 2017 Australian drama anthology film directed by Kriv Stenders and starring Bryan Brown.[1]


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.



Australia Day received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, earning a 57% 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."


Award Category Subject Result
AACTA Award (7th) Best Editing Nick Meyers Nominated
FCCA Award Best Actor Bryan Brown Nominated


  1. ^ "Australia Day review: 'A full vision of the hell of Australian race relations'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

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