Strap yourself in! [Tokyo Express 05] is compiled exclusively for MIFF by Madman Entertainment, Australia's leading distributor of anime. It offers a unique chance to preview four pilot episodes of upcoming series!
[Elfen Lied]: Imprisoned under tight military security, the genetically altered Lucy escapes her confines in a wave of bloody violence and brutality. Stricken with amnesia, she falls in with two well-meaning students, oblivious to her destructive power. Elfen Lied is from the producers of Berserk.
[Midori Days]: high-school punk 'Mad Dog' Sawamura might have an invincible right hand, but he has no girlfriend. Just when he thinks his only girlfriend is his right hand, his right hand becomes an actual girl! Midori Days is from Studio Pierrot ([Naruto], [Saiyuki]).
[Tenjho Tenge]: Out of Madhouse Studios ([Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust]) Souichiro and Bob plan to rule their new school, but they've got some seriously stiff competition! With a student executive council sending executioners to 'educate' anyone who questions their authority, class is just beginning!
[Samurai 7]: Terrorised by cybernetic bandits, a group of villagers sends a young priestess to the city in search of protection. Studio GONZO presents a re-imagining of Akira Kurosawa's legendary epic, [The Seven Samurai]!
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A solitary mole man's routine existence is rocked by the arrival of a potential companion. With his desire for contact at war with his suspicion of others, the mole man makes a series of attempts to … More »
'Abbas Kiarostami has had extensive influence on world filmmaking over his 30-year career, particularly in Iran and developing countries. 10 on Ten,a self-contained masterclass on cinema, succinctly … More »
Singapore'Growing up in the world's most oppressive nanny state can be bad for your mental health, and 15 tells it like it is. 26-year-old Royston Tan's social satire has given local censors their bi… More »
Hong Kong/China, 2004
20: 30: 40 Hong Kong/ChinaSex and the City Taipei-style. Nominated for the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, this irresistible film from Sylvia Chang is a fun and entertaining romantic… More »
2D or Not 2DNetherlands/Canada When Paul Driessen unleashes his legendary imagination, things are never as they seem to be. 2D or Not 2D is a love story that illustrates the human capacity to spin fi… More »