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BALIBO (M) (Robert Connolly, 2008)
A powerful thriller that applies a blowtorch to a dark chapter in Australian-Indonesian history. ... With this year marking the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence, the MIFF Premiere Fund i… Read more

BLAME (Michael Henry, 2010)
To get away with murder you can't make mistakes. ... Seeking justice and revenge, five friends violently attack a man in his remote country house. Their plan: the perfect murder. Confident that their… Read more

BLESSED (MA15+) (Ana Kokkinos, 2009)
A haunting and evocative tale about mothers and children, about being lost and finding your way home. ... Seven children from five different families wander the streets in an urban odyssey through a … Read more

BRAN NUE DAE (Rachel Perkins, 2009)
An energetic, star-studded musical road trip about finding where you belong. ... Filmed in the desert-scapes of Western Australia's Broome, this exuberant musical road movie - studded with stars of s… Read more

INDONESIA CALLING: JORIS IVENS IN AUSTRALIA (John Hughes, 2009)
“Our documentary history shouldn't be forgotten.” - filmmaker John Hughes ... In 1946 celebrated Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens defied his government and released a radical film supporting Indon… Read more

LOVED ONES, THE (Sean Byrne, 2009)
Set to a scorching soundtrack, The Loved Ones is a vivid, sexy, fun, relentlessly attacking rollercoaster that takes the conventions of the genre and then runs them off the rails. ... As the school f… Read more

MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! (Mark Hartley, 2010)
Blood! Breasts! Beasts! A brutal orgy of ghastly terror! ... Busty babes, mutated monsters and midget secret agents, the Filipino genre films of the 70s and 80s had it all. Saturating drive-ins aroun… Read more

MATCHING JACK (Nadia Tass, 2010)
Sometimes it takes a trauma to change things for the better. ... An inner-urban Melbourne family is turned upside down when their young son Jack is diagnosed with leukemia, and his father's years of … Read more

MOTHER OF ROCK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LILLIAN ROXON (Paul Clarke, 2010)
A tribute to a pioneer of modern rock journalism. ... In New York City in 1968 a revolution was under way in a tiny club called Max's Kansas City. When Andy Warhol's Factory superstars collided with … Read more

THE WEDDING PARTY (Amanda Jane, 2010)
Family, Vodka and Tears. ... First time feature director Amanda Jane takes her camera into the heart of Melbourne and creates a fun-filled farce about family, love and the choices we make. From the s… Read more

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