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Aladdin: An Old New World

On 21/07/2017 at 3:00 pm

Critics Campus intern Rowena Lloyd takes a look at the legacy of Aladdin, and the vanishing art of Disney 2D animation.

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Beyond Ambition: Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion’s journey toward Top of the Lake: China Girl

On 18/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy traces the journey made by Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion to bring them both to Top of the Lake: China Girl

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Yorgos Lanthimos, Nikos Nikolaidis and the tradition of Greek shock cinema

On 18/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon takes a look at the beginnings of the Greek "weird wave" that paved the way for Yorgos Lanthimos

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum

On 04/04/2017 at 4:00 pm

Philippa Hawker speaks with esteemed film scholar/journalist Jonathan Rosenbaum about his writing, film culture and the state of cinema today. ... Philippa Hawker has been writing on film and the arts...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | What Next, Cinephilia?

On 04/04/2017 at 4:00 pm

Co-presented with MIFF Critics Campus ... Prestigious film festivals, curated streaming sites, international podcasts – for a new generation of cinephile, the potential for discovery is endless! But i...

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A Life Unsaved: an Interview with Sotiris Dounoukos

On 13/08/2016 at 9:30 am

In the final Critics Campus 2016 article, participant Doosie Morris talks true crime, vulnerability, and community with Joe Cinque’s Consolation director Sotiris Dounoukos.

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Movements in the Desert: an Interview with Celia Rowlson-Hall

On 13/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Jessica Ellicott discusses virtuous women, the language of dance, and wanting to be Jesus with Ma director Celia Rowlson-Hall.

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Aquarius, Four Ways

On 12/08/2016 at 10:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participants Aimee Knight, Tanya Farley, Isabella McNeill, and Ella Donald review Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius.

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Emotional Mapping: an Interview with Kim A Snyder

On 12/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Isabella McNeill talks tragedy, trauma, and recovery with Newtown director Kim A Snyder.

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Show You the World: an Interview with Roger Ross Williams

On 11/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Aimee Knight chats with Life, Animated director Roger Ross Williams about Disney, autism, and diversity.

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Searching for Monsieur Mayonnaise: a Conversation with Trevor Graham and Philippe Mora

On 10/08/2016 at 11:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Andréas Giannopoulos discusses humour, hummus and the Holocaust with Monsieur Mayonnaise filmmakers Trevor Graham and Philippe Mora.

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The Low Down on Down Under: An Interview with Abe Forsythe

On 10/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Tanya Farley grills director Abe Forsythe about his comedic skewering of the 2005 Cronulla riots, Down Under.

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Pulling Back the Veil: an Interview with The Family Director Rosie Jones

On 09/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participant Dominic Barlow speaks to documentary filmmaker Rosie Jones about the secretive life of Melbourne cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne and The Family.

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Girl Asleep From Stage to Screen: an Interview with Rosemary Myers

On 09/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Ella Donald talks to Rosemary Myers about Girl Asleep's journey from the theatre to celluloid.

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Kate Plays Christine, Four Ways

On 08/08/2016 at 1:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participants Jessica Ellicott, Doosie Morris, Andréas Giannopoulos and Dominic Barlow review Robert Greene's Kate Plays Christine.

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A Frame Can Be a Cage: Animals on Screen at MIFF 2016

On 08/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Aimee Knight examines the relationship between humans and animals in three MIFF 2016 films.

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Stuck in the Middle with Dudes: Men on the Verge in How Heavy This Hammer and Suntan

On 07/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participant Doosie Morris dissects masculinities in two MIFF 2016 international films.

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Dance on Film: Finding Meaning in Movement

On 07/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Ella Donald explores the elegiac and expressive films in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Dance on Film program.

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Rhymes of Goodbye: Posthumous Films at MIFF

On 06/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

Inspired by Cosmos and No Home Movie, Critics Campus 2016 participant Andréas Giannopoulos sets off on a journey to uncover the meaning of the final film.

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Cinematic-Nonfiction: Blurring Fact and Fiction To Shed New Light with Kate Plays Christine’s Robert Greene

On 06/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Isabella McNeill interviews Robert Greene on truth, fiction and the freedom to fail in his latest film Kate Plays Christine.

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