MIFF Blog

The Art of the Documentary: An Interview with Pietra Brettkelly

On 16/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

2018 Critics Campus participant Valerie Ng spoke to Yellow is Forbidden director Pietra Brettkelly about her artistic process, and the responsibility of being a documentary filmmaker.

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Fool's Gold: An interview with Damsel co-director and actor David Zellner

On 16/08/2018 at 1:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant Ivana Brehas caught up with festival guest David Zellner to discuss the goofy, contemporary Western, Damsel.

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Burning and the adaptations of Haruki Murakami

On 13/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Marketing Intern Claudia Biaggini takes us through Murakami's Barn Burning and the filmic adaptations of his works.

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Shoplifters, Four Ways

On 10/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

Four participants from this year's Critics Campus - Sam Harris, Eliza Janssen, Claire White, and James Waters - tackle Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters from four different perspectives.

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It’s Like He Was Never Really Here: How Lynne Ramsay Externalises Inner Trauma in You Were Never Really Here

On 10/08/2018 at 8:00 am

MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant Debbie Zhou considers Lynne Ramsay's breathtaking You Were Never Really Here through the lens of her previous films.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Four Ways

On 10/08/2018 at 8:00 am

Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation of Cameron Post is approached from four different perspectives by MIFF2018 Critics Campus participants Ivana Brehas, Debbie Zhou, Valerie Ng, and André Shannon.

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Bodied: Look What You Made Joseph Kahn Do

On 09/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

MIFF2018 participant Sam Harris celebrates the work of Joseph Kahn through the release of his latest feature, Bodied.

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Third Wave Nicolas Cage

On 09/08/2018 at 1:00 pm

MIFF2018 participant Eliza Janssen braves the wild, weird world of Nicolas Cage in anticipation of the upcoming Cage-A-Thon!

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Like How I Pictured It: Fangirls and the Enduring Power of the Boyband

On 09/08/2018 at 8:00 am

From the sweaty front row of the MIFF2018 Critics Campus, participant Ivana Brehas writes about Jessica Leski’s I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

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Dance in the Art Film

On 08/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

Inspired by Gaspar Noé’s Climax, MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant André Shannon’s video essay looks into the relationship between dance and art film

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The Killer Teen Queens of Thoroughbreds

On 08/08/2018 at 1:00 pm

MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant Claire White goes in for the kill in her review of Cory Finley's luscious Thoroughbreds

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What Do You Want to Hear? On the Quasi-Musical Filmography of Jia Zhangke

On 08/08/2018 at 8:00 am

James Waters’ debut piece for the MIFF2018 Critics Campus is a deep dive into the work of Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke

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Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Refugee Experience

On 07/08/2018 at 3:00 pm

MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant Valerie Ng explores the spiritual side of the refugee experience through Gabrielle Brady’s The Island of the Hungry Ghosts and Beatriz Seigner’s Los Silencios.

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The Beauty of the Familiar: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s imitations of life

On 27/07/2018 at 3:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant Valerie Ng takes us through the beautiful everyday moments that take centre stage in the imagery of Hirokazu Kore-eda, director of MIFF 2018 films Shoplifters and The Third Murder

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Q&A with UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY Director Nicholas Wrathall

On 27/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

Director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY speaks about the unique challenges of making a film in the remote Kimberley region, and the international relevance of the tensions between first peoples and developers.

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A Sisyphean Determination: On Terry Gilliam’s struggle with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

On 27/07/2018 at 11:00 am

Faith Everard takes us through the plagued production of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and explores why this film is one of the most anticipated films of MIFF 2018.

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Q&A with Undertow director Miranda Nation

On 24/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna Miranda Nation makes her feature directorial debut with Undertow, a Geelong-shot psychological thriller about grief and obsession set against the backdrop of local footy cu...

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Ode to the Tough Guy: Ryan Gosling and Masculinity

On 18/07/2018 at 10:00 am

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus Participant Ivana Brehas explores what Ryan Gosling can teach us about masculinity.

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Q&A with Acute Misfortune director Thomas M. Wright

On 17/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

We sat down with the director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported Acute Misfortune to speak about the process of adapting Erik Jensen's memoir and faithfully presenting Adam Cullen on screen.

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How to Watch A Jean-Luc Godard Film in 2018

On 17/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant André Shannon gives us some tips for the best way to enjoy Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book.

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