Manipulation is about repression in society The minority, or in this case 'the small man syndrome', fights against the machinery of life, which physically and mentally humiliates, crushing out all hope and individuality, manufacturing and destroying and subsequently depositing piles of debris waiting to be swept up and pulped into an insane hell hole er, no hang on, that's wrong It's about this character, see, and er, he's drawn on the page and then...
Australia,New Zealand, 2004
Accelerator:The FilmsThe inaugural Accelerator programme brings together some of Victoria and New Zealand's brightest filmmaking prospects. We're proud to present a selection of the participants' cel… More »
Ae Fond Kiss UK/Spain/Germany/ItalyMaster of contemporary social-realism cinema Ken Loach makes a return to MIFF with the final film in his acclaimed Glasgow trilogy, which includes My Name is Joe (M… More »
Battle Royale II: Requiem (Batoru Rowaiaru II: Chinkonka) Japan'Battle Royale II is bigger, bolder and bloodier than the original.'Midnight EyeThree years after he survived the bloody mayhem in the f… More »
Tim Burstall Remembered Pioneering filmmaker Tim Burstall, who passed away recently at age 76, was justifiably credited with revitalising the Australian film industry in the 70s. With films such as S… More »
The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan UK/Afghanistan 'Compelling' Watching it is a reminder that you don't necessarily need massive budgets to be a distinctive voice. But you do need mavericks … More »