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MIFF Talks: Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

MIFF Talks: Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

October 21st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF 2019 MIFF Talks
Join filmmakers, critics and academics as they explore examples of how Australian cities are represented on film, and imagine what Australian cities on film might look like as our urban populations boom.
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Vai: An Interview with Nicole Whippy

Vai: An Interview with Nicole Whippy

August 19th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Interviews MIFF 2019
2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Jamie Tram talks to Nicole Whippy, one of the directors of the portmanteau film Vai.
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Through the Looking Glass: An Interview with Sequin in a Blue Room’s Conor Leach

Through the Looking Glass: An Interview with Sequin in a Blue Room’s Conor Leach

August 18th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Australian Films Critics Campus Interviews MIFF 2019
Conor Leach dazzles in Samuel Van Grinsven’s Sequin in a Blue Room, who chats to 2019 Critics Campus participant about his role in the film and queer culture both on screen and off in Australia today.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a Blood-Soaked Fairy-Tale that Dares You to Feel Outraged

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a Blood-Soaked Fairy-Tale that Dares You to Feel Outraged

August 14th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Headliners MIFF 2019
MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Zoë Almeida Goodall explores the complexities of Quentin Tarantino's already-controversial and much-anticipated new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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Skin and the Allure of ‘Feel-Good’ Race Movies

Skin and the Allure of ‘Feel-Good’ Race Movies

August 13th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Film Criticism MIFF 2019
2019 MIFF Critics Campus Jamie Tram shares his thoughts on Guy Nattiv's film Skin and the complexities of representing racism.
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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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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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