Australian,Premiere Fund

Oscar Isaac and Anthony LaPaglia lead a sterling cast in Robert Connolly’s riveting thriller that applies a blowtorch to a dark chapter in Australian–Indonesian history. ... Released in 2009, the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence, Balibo was the festival’s acclaimed Opening Night film that year. A MIFF Premiere Fund-supported production directed by one of the country’s most venerated f... Read more
'Extraordinary … a film that blurs the boundary between documentary and video art. Bastardy is a fascinating and engaging film about a complex, flawed and extremely likeable man.' – Cinema Autopsy ... Jack Charles is Bastardy: a 73-year-old homosexual Aboriginal elder, award-winning actor, professional cat burglar and junkie. A child of the stolen generation, Charles drifted into Melbourne's bohem... Read more
'For those of us willing to be challenged and excited, Blessed is another really fine Australian film ... it’s a searingly honest portrait of that most primal relationship – mothers and children. 4½ stars.' – David Stratton ... Seven children from five different families wander the streets in an urban odyssey through a day and a night. As the children move deeper into peril, they make choices that... Read more
Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg. ... In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what w... Read more
The Great Gatsby’s Adelaide Clemens plays identical twins linked by more than just DNA in this uniquely stylish psychological thriller. ... Haunted by dreams of her missing sister Cleo and convinced – against all available evidence – that she is still alive, medical student Maude Ashton returns to their childhood home determined to find her. With the help of Cleo’s fiancé, Ralph (Alex Russell, als... Read more
Melissa George returns to Australia to star alongside Ewen Leslie and Ed Oxenbould in a visually sumptuous coming-of-age tale of love and loss tinged with magical realism. ... When 13-year-old Fin meets Evelyn, a florist with a penchant for 1940s fashion and a radiant appetite for life, he is drawn into her spellbinding world of plants and insects: it seems the perfect place to escape his ongoing ... Read more
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