Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Browse Directors

Minoru: Memory of Exile (Michael Fukushima, 1992)
With the outbreak of war and the bombing of Pearl Harbour, life changed for Minoru Fukushima. Only nine years old and Canadian born, he could not understand the events which were to make his life cha… Read more

MOANA (Robert J. Flaherty, )
Moana begins quietly, showing the life of the natives in their (to us) exotic environment. By implication the common humanity of ourselves and these remote people is established. In this section the … Read more

Mon Ami Pierre (Paula Neurisse, Louis Félix, 1951)
The film takes its tone and its subject from the oft-repeated chorus of the song of “My good friend, Peter, skipper of the ‘Franc-Tireur', spends two days at sea for one night at home, then twent… Read more

MOTHER KüSTER'S TRIP TO HEAVEN (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975)
Rainer Fassbinder's film takes up the story of Mrs. Kuster who lives in Frankfurt with her husband, a factory worker, and her son and his pregnant wife. Her life is disrupted when her husband goes be… Read more

Mother May I? (Linda Feferman, 1981)
Sexuality and teenage pregnancy, as ... seen through the eyes of 11-year-old ... Karen and her 16-year-old sister, ... Michelle, who thinks she is pregnant. In the course of the film everyone begins … Read more

Mr Wasinski’s Song (Aidan Fennessy, 2001)
Mr Wasinski, a sixty-year-old Polish immigrant, recovers his hearing when a gauze is removed from deep within his eardrums But how does Mr Wasinski negotiate a sudden flurry of sound? To tell you wou… Read more

MR. JOLLY LIVES NEXT DOOR (Stephen Frears, 1987)
"A Niagara of blood, booze, saliva and sick by Stephen (My Beautiful Laundrette) Frears, closer in spirit to The Young Ones than any of the other Comic Strip pics Edmondson and Mayall play a pair of … Read more

Mulheres da Terra (Marlene Franca, 1985)
The daily life of women sugar cane workers, emphasising the emotional side of the women's lives. After back-breaking work on the plantations all day, they return home to the drudgery of household cho… Read more

My Boyfriend Gave Me Peaches (Ann Marie Fleming, 1994)
A wide-eyed yet laconic look at violence and gender role implications 'hide and seeking' at the heart of schoolyard rhyming games Beneath deceptively simple animation techniques lurks a wondrously wh… Read more

MY DOG TULIP (Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger, 2004)
“Unable to love each other, the English turn naturally to dogs.” - J.R. Ackerley ... For curmudgeonly writer J.R. Ackerley, a man unable to connect emotionally with other people, the biggest love… Read more

MY NAME IS BERTOLT BRECHT (Norman Bunge, Christine Fischer-Defoy, 1988)
... ... Bertolt Brecht arrived in Los Angeles on 21 July, 1941, with his wife, 16-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. The little-known story of his brief time in exile in the USA is documented in … Read more

MY SON (Martial Fougeron, 2006)
Winner of Best Film at San Sebastian Film Festival, My Son is a tense, domestic psychological drama depicting a disintegrating relationship between a mother and a son. Julien is a young boy in a seem… Read more

Peitahuang (The Great Northern Waste) is an area in North-East China. Formerly it was a snowy wilderness haunted by wild animals and birds. Its few inhabitants used lo say of it: "Wild and desolate i… Read more

Sang-Hu, who made the beautiful Chinese opera film Liang Sha &ndash: Po and Chu Ying &ndash: Tai (shown at the 1956 Melbourne Film Festival) in his latest production, New Year Sacrifice, gives us a d… Read more

New York Special (Emma Freud, 1989)
A special report from the world's number one media city. The Media Show talks to film directors, journalists and television producers; magazine editors and movie stars talk about what it's like to li… Read more

Newbury (Mark Freeman, 1990)
A quiet look at colour. ... Read more

Night of a 1000 Eyes (Sandra Goldbacher, Kim Flitcroft, 1984)
Synopsis not available Read more

Night of a Thousand Eyes (Sandra Goldbacher, Kim Flitcroft, 1984)
Synopsis not available Read more

Night Thriller (Alessandro Furlan, 1986)
Through the hunt for a mad killer, a private detective ends up discovering the truth. By playing with the conventions of the genre, this tape becomes an amiable tribute and homage to thrillers and th… Read more

Nightsoil (Richard Fueglistahler, 1985)
Sound and images are so inseparably connected in this tape that it is ... impossible to regard them as independent element. ... Read more

No Strings Attached (Keirnan Fitzpatrick, 2002)
Raw emotion dominates the 2002 Queensland Air Guitar Championships. JJ Speedball struts his Cherry-Ass rock'n'roll, while Slurvie Ray Vaughan goes menerk, a level above berserk. Is this the stuff of … Read more

No Way To Forget (Richard Frankland, 1996)
Driving on the backroads of Victoria through the night Shane Francis is haunted by his memories. Based on Richard Frankiand s experiences as a Field Officer and Investigator during the Royal Commissi… Read more

NO. 2 (Toa Fraser, 2005)
Playwright Toa Fraser's first venture into feature film directing is an adaptation of his hit play of the same name. This deft mix of earthy comedy and drama centres on Nana Maria (American actor Rub… Read more

Nothing to Eat - But Food (Patrick Filmer-Sankey, 1962)
Using live photography and animation, the film demonstrates the importance of a properly balanced diet, and how to achieve it. ... Read more

On Closer Inspection (Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes, 1953)
The second film by the young artists whose first production, "Animated Genesis", delighted Festival audiences last year. "Animated Genesis" not only received a British Film Academy Special Award lor … Read more

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.