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A powerful thriller that applies a blowtorch to a dark chapter in Australian-Indonesian history. ... With this year marking the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence, the MIFF Premiere Fund is proud to present this powerful and moving political thriller about the true events surrounding the execution of five journalists during Indonesian incursions into East Timor in 1975. ... Anthony LaPa... Read more
To get away with murder you can't make mistakes. ... Seeking justice and revenge, five friends violently attack a man in his remote country house. Their plan: the perfect murder. Confident that their victim's death by his own hand will not be questioned, they overdose him on sleeping pills, but it all goes horribly wrong when their attempt fails and their victim fights for his life. ... In the aft... Read more
A haunting and evocative tale about mothers and children, about being lost and finding your way home. ... Seven children from five different families wander the streets in an urban odyssey through a day and a night. As the children move deeper into peril, they make choices that will affect the rest of their lives. ... Dawn breaks and it's the same day, but now we follow the mothers as they struggl... Read more
An energetic, star-studded musical road trip about finding where you belong. ... Filmed in the desert-scapes of Western Australia's Broome, this exuberant musical road movie - studded with stars of stage and screen including Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, with Missy Higgins and Geoffrey Rush - began life as a stage musical in the early 90s. ... Bran Nue Dae's unique mix of comedy, dance, music and j... Read more
“Our documentary history shouldn't be forgotten.” - filmmaker John Hughes ... In 1946 celebrated Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens defied his government and released a radical film supporting Indonesian independence. This feature documentary revisits Australia's early relationship to its northern neighbour, and the impact of this small film on emerging Australian film culture. Indonesia Calling enun... Read more
Set to a scorching soundtrack, The Loved Ones is a vivid, sexy, fun, relentlessly attacking rollercoaster that takes the conventions of the genre and then runs them off the rails. ... As the school formal approaches and decisions are made about what to wear and who to go with, Lola Stone, the quietest girl in school, asks her secret love Brent to go with her. But Brent is already going with his gi... Read more
Blood! Breasts! Beasts! A brutal orgy of ghastly terror! ... Busty babes, mutated monsters and midget secret agents, the Filipino genre films of the 70s and 80s had it all. Saturating drive-ins around the world, the Philippines became a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers with cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations! ... The all-too often overlooked world of F... Read more
Sometimes it takes a trauma to change things for the better. ... An inner-urban Melbourne family is turned upside down when their young son Jack is diagnosed with leukemia, and his father's years of infidelity come to light. As the illness takes hold, a desperate mother searches for possible siblings from her husband's affairs - children who may hold the key to curing her son. ... From filmmakers ... Read more
A tribute to a pioneer of modern rock journalism. ... In New York City in 1968 a revolution was under way in a tiny club called Max's Kansas City. When Andy Warhol's Factory superstars collided with the underground music scene at Max's, punk rock was born. It would be the new sound of the world, far more influential than The Beatles. It was defined by The Velvet Underground, New York Dolls and Igg... Read more
Family, Vodka and Tears. ... First time feature director Amanda Jane takes her camera into the heart of Melbourne and creates a fun-filled farce about family, love and the choices we make. From the sacred turf of the MCG to the city's kinky underground, The Wedding Party explores everything that can go wrong (and right) in the search for love. ... New secrets trip over old lies, as the misadventur... Read more
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