2019 First Glance

MIFF is pleased to reveal the first suite of films that will shape our
 2019 program. The full program will be announced on Tuesday 9 July.

Tickets for selected special events – including the Opening Night Gala, the Centrepiece Gala and the Family Gala – are on sale now. Tickets for the full #MIFF2019 program will go on sale on Friday 12 July (with a pre-sale on 10 and 11 July for MIFF Members). 

MIFF is also thrilled to announce this year's program will screen across existing venues as well as a triumphant return to the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre, alongside several other new festival venues: Plenary at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Auditorium and Carlton's Cinema Nova, as well as an amplified presence at the iconic Astor Theatre.

In addition, look for an expanded presentation of VR with the collaboration of our new VR partner, Arts House.


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“Victor Kossakovsky’s bombastic documentary captures the raw power of water … an experience of shock and awe, as well as wonder.” – Screen Daily

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Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award, Monos is a visually astounding, thrillingly original fever dream situated somewhere between Lord of the Flies, Apocalypse Now and Aguirre, the Wrath of God.

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The Rest

Dir. Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei fills his latest affecting, insightful and highly topical documentary with the voices, faces and bodies caught in Europe’s refugee crisis.

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Restored to mark its 25th anniversary, Béla Tarr’s breathtaking magnum opus is an examination of time and human decline set in a Hungarian village during the dying days of Communism.

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