They're a Weird Mob

Michael Powell, 109 mins, Australia, 1966, 35mm. Source: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, from the Kodak/Atlab collection

they're a weird mob
They're a Weird Mob
Adapted from a best-selling comic novel written by John O'Grady (under the pseudonym Nino Culotta), this tale of post-war immigration was one of the last collaborations between British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Established Italian actor Walter Chiari plays a hapless Italian migrant who finds that life in his new country is not quite what he expected. Overcoming many obstacles (such as understanding Aussie slang), he makes new friends and falls for one of the locals.

Chips Rafferty and John Meillon co-star.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by the Australian Film Critics Association. 

Read an essay on the film by Peter Krausz here

Dates   Sat 13 Dec 2008, 4pm
No Longer Available
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