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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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Q&A with The Coming Back Out Ball Movie director Sue Thomson

On 17/07/2018 at 3:00 pm

Sue Thomson, director of our Closing Night Gala World Premiere screening of The Coming Back Out Ball Movie, answers a few questions about the struggles facing LGBTIQ seniors and how she became involved in this joyous event.

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Q&A with The Eulogy director Janine Hosking

On 13/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

The director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported documentary The Eulogy spoke to us about how she became interested in the work of Geoffrey Tozer, and what it was like to work with the big personalities of Paul Keating and Richard Gill.

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Artist, Activist and Antagonist: The Misrepresentation of Mathangi Arulpragasam

On 06/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

In anticipation of documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, Vyshnavee Wijekumar gives us an insight into the controversial performer's art and activism.  Traced through her own parallel family history, Vy explores her connection to M.I.A as a fellow Sri Lankan Tamil migrant.

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Wendall Thomas Answers Five Questions

On 26/06/2018 at 12:00 pm

Wendall Thomas returns to Melbourne for more of her series unlocking the secrets of screen writing. Ahead of her arrival we asked her a few questions.

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Adrian Wootton Answers Five Questions

On 20/06/2018 at 10:00 am

Ahead of his series of Illustrated Film Talks on Tinseltown Trailblazers, we catch up with Adrian Wootton to ask him a few questions about the Hollywood stars of the turbulent 1950s.

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Readings Gift Vouchers for MIFF Members

On 04/05/2018 at 9:00 am

Renew or become a MIFF Member between May 1 and August 31, and you’ll receive a $5 Readings Gift Voucher in the post with your new Membership Card.

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Berlinale 2018

Berlinale 2018 Festival Report

On 07/03/2018 at 8:00 am

The general consensus about the ten-day 68th Berlin International Film Festival was that the real highlights were not necessarily the more prominent films that stood out at first glance. Instead, the ...

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Sundance wrap-up, with MIFF's Al Cossar

On 06/02/2018 at 11:00 am

40+ films seen, minimal sleep and maximum amounts of questionable-grade quesadillas (at altitude, thanks!) all congeal into an alpine fever-dream of film-scouting at the Sundance Film Festival - an an...

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MIFF Presents - Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen

On 12/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

Go behind the scenes of the world’s most coveted restaurant guide as MIFF presents the Australian Premiere of Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, as part of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festiv...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

On 04/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

Fill the Handmaid's Tale-sized hole in your life with this panel discussion. ... Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-Fi Retrospective and other dystopian works, including Ben C Lucas' OtherLife, filmmakers, film cr...

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