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Mystery Road’s Aaron Pedersen describes racism as “an old friend”

Actor Aaron Pedersen has spoken about the familiarity of racism in Australia, describing it as “an old friend.” We caught up with Pedersen ahead of the release of his new movie, Mystery Road, in which he plays a cowboy detective persecuted by both his home town’s indigenous community and the mostly-white police force. Pedersen revealed […]

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Street shooter – Mystery Road review

By Simon Miraudo October 15, 2013 Cormac McCarthy is yet to set one of his sparse, existential tales in the Australian outback, and he may never need to now Ivan Sen has picked up the burden with Mystery Road. When it was announced he would be making something like a western – and centered around […]

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Hugo Weaving drives down Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road

Hugo Weaving will star in Ivan Sen‘s new thriller Mystery Road alongside Aaron Pedersen, Ryan Kwanten, and Jack Thompson. According to Deadline, Weaving will play a cop “with questionable motives.” When we spoke to Sen late last year, he said this of the screenplay: “It’s a film that’s aimed at a wider audience; it’s a genre film, […]

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Interview: Ivan Sen (director of Toomelah)

Interview: Ivan Sen (director of Toomelah). By Simon Miraudo. Toomelah marks Australian director Ivan Sen‘s third narrative feature film (and the first to garner release since his acclaimed debut picture Beneath Clouds landed in 2002). Set at the Toomelah Aboriginal Mission, the picture follows a young boy named Daniel who tries to fit in with […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Nine

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Nine. By Simon Miraudo. So this is what it feels like to hit the wall. It had to happen eventually. The mental exhaustion, poor diet, and lack of both sunlight and sleep have proven to be too much for me, a small man with almost no muscle mass. I’m […]

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