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Australian Stories, International Stories: An Interview with Animals Director Sophie Hyde

Australian Stories, International Stories: An Interview with Animals Director Sophie Hyde

August 15th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Australian Films Critics Campus Film Criticism Women Filmmakers
Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde speaks to 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Zoë Almeida Goodall about her latest film Animals and her career more broadly.
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In My Blood It Runs, Four Ways

In My Blood It Runs, Four Ways

August 12th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Australian Films Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019 Women Filmmakers
Maya Newell’s In My Blood It Runs is considered from a range of different critical perspectives by four of our 2019 Critics Campus participants, including Michael Sun, Isabella Trimboli, Jamie Tram, and Olivia Bennett.
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Road to Nowhere: Potential and Passivity in Take Me Somewhere Nice

Road to Nowhere: Potential and Passivity in Take Me Somewhere Nice

August 11th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019 Women Filmmakers
Ena Sendijarević's Take Me Somewhere Nice takes MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Michael Sun on a wild ride across Bosnia with the film's Dutch teen protagonist.
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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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The Mystery of the Opal: An Interview with Strange Colours director Alena Lodkina

The Mystery of the Opal: An Interview with Strange Colours director Alena Lodkina

August 17th 2018 | Women Filmmakers MIFF 2018 Interviews Critics Campus Australian Films 67th MIFF
MIFF Critics Campus intern Faith Everard speaks with Strange Colours director Alena Lodkina.
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Landscapes of Trauma: An Interview with Miranda Nation, writer and director of Undertow

Landscapes of Trauma: An Interview with Miranda Nation, writer and director of Undertow

August 17th 2018 | Women Filmmakers MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2018 Interviews Critics Campus Australian Films 67th MIFF
MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant Eliza Janssen interviews the writer/director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Undertow, Miranda Nation.
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It’s Like He Was Never Really Here:  How Lynne Ramsay Externalises Inner Trauma in You Were Never Really Here

It’s Like He Was Never Really Here: How Lynne Ramsay Externalises Inner Trauma in You Were Never Really Here

August 10th 2018 | Women Filmmakers MIFF 2018 Film Criticism Critics Campus 67th MIFF
MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant Debbie Zhou considers Lynne Ramsay's breathtaking You Were Never Really Here through the lens of her previous films.
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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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MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

September 5th 2017 | Women Filmmakers MIFF Talks MIFF 2017 Festival Guests Australian Films 66th MIFF

Co-presented with the Australian Directors’ Guild, the MIFF Talks Pioneering Women panel brought together influential Australian female directors and actors Gillian ArmstrongClaudia KarvanNadia TassAna Kokkinos and Clara Law. Moderated by Sam Lang, this is an absolute must-listen (or watch!) if you missed it during the festival. Recorded on Saturday 12 August 2017 at The Wheeler Centre. Watc

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