Mongrel's funeral

Australia, 1985

Film
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A small country community is drawn together by the death of “Mongrel” in an accident. But it’s not until his mates gather in the pub in their “Sunday best” to bolster their courage for the funeral, that they are able to express their real sorrow. Conveniently missing the church service, they give Mongrel a send-off in their own way. Cast includes Sheila Florance, Reg Evans, Charlie Sandford, Neil Robbins, Andrew Klipple, Neil Modra, Alec Maguire and Keith Johnson. (Award: Winner Diploma of Merit, Melbourne Film Festival 1987)

Credits

director

Peter Maguire

production company

Australian Film Commission

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

Language

English

Duration

00:32:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34473

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural families

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Hotels, taverns, etc. - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics, Australian

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rural families

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics, Australian

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rural families

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Rural

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Bereavement

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Bereavement

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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