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

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

August 8th 2018 | MIFF 2018 Film Criticism Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Refugee Experience

August 7th 2018 | Women Filmmakers MIFF 2018 Film Criticism Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

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

July 27th 2018 | MIFF 2018 International Films Headliners Film Criticism Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

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

July 27th 2018 | World Premiere MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2018 Interviews Documentary Australian Films 67th MIFF
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

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

July 27th 2018 | MIFF 2018 Headliners Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

Q&A with Undertow director Miranda Nation

July 24th 2018 |

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 culture. Miranda sat down with MIFF to discuss the female experience, #MeToo, men's reactions to women's stories, and Geelong's cinematic coastline.

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Ode to the Tough Guy: Ryan Gosling and Masculinity

Ode to the Tough Guy: Ryan Gosling and Masculinity

July 18th 2018 | Special Events music MIFF 2018 Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

Q&A with Acute Misfortune director Thomas M. Wright

July 17th 2018 |
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

How to Watch A Jean-Luc Godard Film in 2018

July 17th 2018 | MIFF 2018 International Films Headliners France Experimental Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

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

July 17th 2018 |
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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