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The Beauty of the Familiar: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s imitations of life

The Beauty of the Familiar: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s imitations of life

July 27th 2018 | MIFF 2018 International Films Headliners Film Criticism Critics Campus 67th MIFF
MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant Valerie Ng takes us through the beautiful everyday moments that take centre stage in the imagery of Hirokazu Kore-eda, director of MIFF 2018 films Shoplifters and The Third Murder
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Q&A with UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY Director Nicholas Wrathall

Q&A with UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY Director Nicholas Wrathall

July 27th 2018 | World Premiere MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2018 Interviews Documentary Australian Films 67th MIFF
Director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY speaks about the unique challenges of making a film in the remote Kimberley region, and the international relevance of the tensions between first peoples and developers.
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A Sisyphean Determination: On Terry Gilliam’s struggle with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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

July 27th 2018 | MIFF 2018 Headliners Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

Q&A with Undertow director Miranda Nation

July 24th 2018 |

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 culture. Miranda sat down with MIFF to discuss the female experience, #MeToo, men's reactions to women's stories, and Geelong's cinematic coastline.

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Ode to the Tough Guy: Ryan Gosling and Masculinity

Ode to the Tough Guy: Ryan Gosling and Masculinity

July 18th 2018 | Special Events music MIFF 2018 Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

Q&A with Acute Misfortune director Thomas M. Wright

July 17th 2018 |
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

How to Watch A Jean-Luc Godard Film in 2018

July 17th 2018 | MIFF 2018 International Films Headliners France Experimental Critics Campus 67th MIFF
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

Q&A with The Coming Back Out Ball Movie director Sue Thomson

July 17th 2018 |
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

Q&A with The Eulogy director Janine Hosking

July 13th 2018 | World Premiere MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2018 Interviews Documentary Australian Films 67th MIFF
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

Artist, Activist and Antagonist: The Misrepresentation of Mathangi Arulpragasam

July 6th 2018 | music MIFF 2018 Documentary 67th MIFF
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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