MIFF Blog

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

On 27/07/2018 at 11:00 am

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

On 24/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

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 cu...

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Ode to the Tough Guy: Ryan Gosling and Masculinity

On 18/07/2018 at 10:00 am

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

On 17/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

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

On 17/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

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

On 17/07/2018 at 3:00 pm

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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Q&A with The Eulogy director Janine Hosking

On 13/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

The director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported documentary The Eulogy spoke to us about how she became interested in the work of Geoffrey Tozer, and what it was like to work with the big personalities of Paul Keating and Richard Gill.

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Artist, Activist and Antagonist: The Misrepresentation of Mathangi Arulpragasam

On 06/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

In anticipation of documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, Vyshnavee Wijekumar gives us an insight into the controversial performer's art and activism.  Traced through her own parallel family history, Vy explores her connection to M.I.A as a fellow Sri Lankan Tamil migrant.

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Wendall Thomas Answers Five Questions

On 26/06/2018 at 12:00 pm

Wendall Thomas returns to Melbourne for more of her series unlocking the secrets of screen writing. Ahead of her arrival we asked her a few questions.

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Adrian Wootton Answers Five Questions

On 20/06/2018 at 10:00 am

Ahead of his series of Illustrated Film Talks on Tinseltown Trailblazers, we catch up with Adrian Wootton to ask him a few questions about the Hollywood stars of the turbulent 1950s.

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Readings Gift Vouchers for MIFF Members

On 04/05/2018 at 9:00 am

Renew or become a MIFF Member between May 1 and August 31, and you’ll receive a $5 Readings Gift Voucher in the post with your new Membership Card.

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Berlinale 2018

Berlinale 2018 Festival Report

On 07/03/2018 at 8:00 am

The general consensus about the ten-day 68th Berlin International Film Festival was that the real highlights were not necessarily the more prominent films that stood out at first glance. Instead, the ...

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Sundance wrap-up, with MIFF's Al Cossar

On 06/02/2018 at 11:00 am

40+ films seen, minimal sleep and maximum amounts of questionable-grade quesadillas (at altitude, thanks!) all congeal into an alpine fever-dream of film-scouting at the Sundance Film Festival - an an...

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MIFF Presents - Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen

On 12/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

Go behind the scenes of the world’s most coveted restaurant guide as MIFF presents the Australian Premiere of Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, as part of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festiv...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

On 04/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

Fill the Handmaid's Tale-sized hole in your life with this panel discussion. ... Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-Fi Retrospective and other dystopian works, including Ben C Lucas' OtherLife, filmmakers, film cr...

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MIFF 2017 Critics Campus Best Essay Winner

On 06/11/2017 at 12:00 pm

Congratulations to Keva York - the winner of the MIFF Critics Campus Best Essay Prize! ... Her piece - 'The Pet Politics in Rat Film and The Challenge' - was originally published in the Monthly, and c...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Jungle

On 03/11/2017 at 1:00 pm

Opening this year’s festival, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Jungle tells the gloriously tense, real-life survival story of Yossi Ghinsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe), who at 22 joined two friends...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Three Summers

On 03/10/2017 at 12:00 pm

Acclaimed comedian, writer and director Ben Elton discusses his first Australian film, Three Summers, which screened as MIFF's Centrepiece Gala, with Natalie Bailey - the UK's go-to comedy director (T...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

On 05/09/2017 at 10:00 am

Co-presented with the Australian Directors’ Guild, the MIFF Talks Pioneering Women panel brought together influential Australian female directors and actors Gillian Armstrong, Claudia Karvan, Nadia Ta...

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A Soft Film About Tough Punk Men: An Interview with Sami Saif

On 24/08/2017 at 9:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Keva York interviews The Allins’ director Sam Saif about the family GG Allin left behind.

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