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Class Matters at MIFF: The Souvenir and Sorry We Missed You

Class Matters at MIFF: The Souvenir and Sorry We Missed You

August 9th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019 Women Filmmakers
Isabella Trimboli is a MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant who interrogates questions of class in the United Kingdom in two films playing at this year's festival: Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You and Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir.
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Eight Lives, One Ocean: Vai Celebrates the Staggering Resilience of Pasifika women

Eight Lives, One Ocean: Vai Celebrates the Staggering Resilience of Pasifika women

August 9th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019 Women Filmmakers
The lives of Pasifika women told in eight films by eight directors with eight actresses in the portmanteau movie Vai is the subject of MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Claire Cao's appreciative critical eye.
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Bait, Buoyancy and the Struggle for Independence

Bait, Buoyancy and the Struggle for Independence

August 8th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019
The politics of fishing and its social impact in two films at this year's festival – Bait and Buoyancy – are the subject of this deep dive by 2019 Critics Campus participant Olivia Bennett.
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Pain and Pleasure: The Complicated Humanity of Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso

Pain and Pleasure: The Complicated Humanity of Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso

August 8th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019
Abel Ferrara reunites once again with regular collaborator Willem Dafoe for their latest film Tommaso, examined by 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Luke McCarthy.
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Patience Pays Off: The Rewards of Tsai Ming-Liang’s Your Face

Patience Pays Off: The Rewards of Tsai Ming-Liang’s Your Face

August 7th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019
From the frontlines of the 2019 MIFF Critics Campus, participant Zach Karpinellison shares his reflections on Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang's moving cinema experience Your Face.
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An interview with Alexandre O Philippe

An interview with Alexandre O Philippe

August 1st 2019 |
The director of Memory – The Origins of Alien talks about dissecting the famous chestburster scene, patriarchal guilt, how Ridley Scott's beloved cult horror remains relevant today in the #MeToo era, and more.
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Be Enlightened: Enviro Docos at MIFF 2019

Be Enlightened: Enviro Docos at MIFF 2019

July 31st 2019 |
With climate change and coverage around the environment being such a hot topic, MIFF’s Environmental Documentaries program adds to the ever growing conversation. But these films aren’t the “in-your-face”, doom and gloom messages about our ecosystem. They offer a more subtle approach to an enviro doc. 
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An interview with Sofía Quirós Ubeda

An interview with Sofía Quirós Ubeda

July 31st 2019 |
Director of Land of Ashes, Sofía Quirós Ubeda talks about her debut feature, filming with a predominantly female crew, working with child actors and dancing on set.
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A conversation with Jawline director Liza Mandelup

A conversation with Jawline director Liza Mandelup

July 31st 2019 |
Winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival Breakthrough Filmmaker award, Liza Mandelup's Jawline is a film about about modern-day childhood and a gold-rush teen economy that questions what values we’ve passed onto our youths, and discovers a new and fleeting American dream.
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Lily Sullivan

Meet MIFF Ambassador Lily Sullivan

July 22nd 2019 |
Actor Lily Sullivan returns as a MIFF Ambassador. Find out what she's looking forward to and who she'd like to play her in a film.
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