Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Boxer

Australia, 1984 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Laurie McInnes

A documentary profile of prize-fighting in Australia today, revolving around four boxers: the many-titled Tony Mundine, former idol Tommy Burns, now in his 60s, and young would-be champions Clint Brown and Pat Hailwood.

Shot around the fight scene in Sydney in 1983, the Elm allows the boxers to speak for themselves, and leaves the audience to decide their own attitudes towards a once popular sport, now in decline and widely condemned.

See also...

Pallisade

Australia, 1987
"Nocturnal" fantasy about a man, a bronze metallic Buick Century and the massed machinery of the Sydney City Council cleansing department. ... More »

BROKEN HIGHWAY

Australia, 1993
A merchant ship slowly steams towards the Queensland coast. On board a dying sailor, Max, asks a young colleague, Angel, to take care of some unfinished business; to return a package to someone he ca… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.