Films By Kriv Stenders

Kriv Stenders directs a powerhouse ensemble cast in this excoriating, illuminating take on our country's most fraught debate. ... As a sweltering Australia Day dawns over Brisbane, three seemingly unconnected figures – a farmer (Bryan Brown), an Indigenous policewoman (Shari Sebbens) and an illegal Chinese immigrant (Jenny Wu) – are thrown together by chance and misfortune. As their stories arc an... Read more
Love can be difficult at the best of times, and the remarkable Blacktown is a disarmingly honest tale of love-against-the-odds. Office secretary Nikki (Niki Owen) is disillusioned with her fraught, 'sometime' relationship with married boyfriend, Peter. Emotionally scarred by the dysfunctional relationship, she all but gives up on the possibility of finding anything more meaningful. But in the wake... Read more
A father's struggle to reunite his family over a single afternoon, told in real-time and, effectively, shot in a single take. Living alone on home detention, Chris (Richard Green) is preparing Christmas lunch for his teenage daughter when an old friend offers a disturbing truth about his ex-wife's new boyfriend. In painstaking detail - minute by minute - he wrestles with this secret and with the p... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Geelong the weekend of Friday 12 – Sunday 14 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... Simon Pegg gets his... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Sorrento the weekend of Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... Simon Pegg gets hi... Read more
Motherland is the story of two Latvian grandmothers who have lived in Australia (since the end of WWII), and although never knowing each other in their native Latvia, have become close friends since arriving in Australia. Not only did their similar experiences in their motherland draw them together, but these two elderly women have one other thing in common - they are the filmmaker's two grandmoth... Read more
Resentment, racism and murder. Heartbreak High this ain't. ... When ambitious educator Matt Bashir (Alex Dimitriades) is given the principal's job at Sydney's notorious boys-only Boxdale High School, it's hard to know whether the move is a promotion or a career killer. A simmering cauldron of socioeconomic troubles and ethnic tensions, Boxdale is the kind of place that Bashir is determined to fix.... Read more
From one of Australia's greatest filmmakers, Kriv Stenders (Boxing Day, MIFF 2007; Blacktown, MIFF 2005), comes the heartwarming tale of an Australian country town and the dog it loved. ... In Dampier, an isolated town deep in the Pilbara, a free-wheeling kelpie known as Red Dog lies close to death. As the townsfolk keep vigil by his bedside, they tell newcomer Tom (Luke Ford) tales of the dog's m... Read more
The Go-Betweens were Australia’s original indie rock trailblazers, leaving behind a sonic legacy that's influenced everyone from Belle and Sebastian to Sleater-Kinney. This is their incredible, tragic story – told in their own words. ... Talk to any fan of the Go-Betweens and they'll tell you one thing: they never got the recognition they deserved. From humble beginnings in a Brisbane garage back ... Read more
A newly wed couple collide with a scooter on their wedding night. Months later, while driving along an empty highway, the couple pick up a woman whose car has run out of petrol. She discovers a disturbing fact about their marriage. ... Read more
Two/Out explores the intimate and emotional friendship between two prison cellmates. Their fragile bond begins to unravel when Jack falls in love with a black plastic bag. ... Read more
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