MIFF Blog

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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Meet MIFF Ambassador Ben Shewry

Meet MIFF Ambassador Ben Shewry

July 22nd 2019 |
Chef (and amateur filmmaker) Ben Shewry joins us as a MIFF Ambassador this year, and offers his tips for foodie films and more.
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Thomas Coquerel

Meet MIFF Ambassador Thomas Coquerel

July 22nd 2019 |
Actor Thomas Coquerel is a returning MIFF Ambassador. Here he tells us why he loves MIFF and what he's looking forward to seeing.
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Remi

Meet MIFF Ambassador Remi

July 22nd 2019 |
Musician Remi Kolawole, one half of the musical outfit REMI, is a movie fan and first-time MIFF Ambassador in 2019.
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