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Films Screened In 2009

Anna- SCANDINAVIAN SHORTS (Rúnar Rúnarsson, 2009)
Twelve-year-old Anna is in at a crossroads in her life. Her world is changing - and so is she. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Rúnar Rúnarsson P Caroline Schlüter WS Caroline Schlü… Read more

ANTICHRIST (Lars Von Trier, 2009)
The most controversial film of Cannes 2009. The latest feature from Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves) is a harrowing depiction of marital breakdown starring a grieving couple, W… Read more

ART & COPY (, 2009)
ART & COPY reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time and their campaigns, including Lee Clow (Apple Computer 1984, and t… Read more

ART OF FAILURE: CHUCK CONNELLY NOT FOR SALE, THE (Jeff Stimmel, 2008)
“The greatest passion of my life is something that makes me sick to my stomach.” - Chuck Connelly ... Alongside Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck Connelly was the darling of the 80s… Read more

Attack of the Robots from Nebula 5, The- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Chema García Ibarra, 2008)
At 4.50 pm robots will attack Earth. Only one place will be safe - Pedro knows where, he just doesn't know when. ... --- D/S Chema García Ibarra P Chema García Ibarra, Leonor Díaz WS Chema García… Read more

Away We Go (, 2009)
Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) brings us this hilarious and heartfelt story of a young couple embarking on the most exciting, frightening, strange, and wonderful journey … Read more

AWAYDAYS (Pat Holden, 2008)
Friendship, football, fights and fashion. ... Adapted by acclaimed author Kevin Sampson from his own bestselling novel, Awaydays is set in the north-west of England in the post-punk 70s, an era that … Read more

À L'AVENTURE (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 2008)
The latest provocation from France's notorious master of the erotic. ... One of French cinema's most controversial modern filmmakers, Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, MIFF 03; The Exterminating A… Read more

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

Balibo - Real to Reel (, )
Join director Robert Connolly, Balibo star Anthony LaPaglia and very special guest José Ramos-Horta, the President of East Timor, for a discussion on the historical background and filming of the vol… Read more

BASTARDS, THE (Amat Escalante, 2008)
“Two boys, a house, an uncomfortable mise-en-scène and the weight of violence. In a word: masterpiece.” - Sitges Film Festival ... From one of the most original voices in new Mexican cinema, Ama… Read more

BEACHES OF AGNES, THE (Agnès Varda, 2008)
“If you opened people up, you would find landscapes. If you opened me up you would find beaches.” - Agnès Varda ... French auteur Agnès Varda (The Gleaners & I, MIFF 2001; Cléo de 5 à 7) take… Read more

BEST MIFF SHORTS (, )
Catch the best shorts of the Festival at the red-carpet awards night on Friday 7 August, 7pm at Greater Union cinemas. ... MIFF features one of the most highly regarded short film competitions in the… Read more

BETWEEN THE WALLS - SHORTS (, )
Films that explore the internal, depict the domestic and find the personal worlds contained between the walls. ... Read more

BEYOND THE WALLS - SHORTS (, )
Films that pry amongst the trees, dig beneath the landscape and unearth the secrets of the scenery. ... Read more

BIG RIVER MAN (M) (John Maringouin, 2009)
“A close cousin to Werner Herzog's wilder non-fiction tales.” - Variety ... Martin Strel is an endurance swimmer who has swum the Mississippi, the Danube and the Yangtze rivers - and now the fift… Read more

BIRDWATCHERS (, 2008)
In Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the farmers lead a wealthy and leisurely existence. They own huge fields with transgenic plantations and they spend their nights with tourists who come bird watching. M… Read more

Birth- DRAW ME A STORY (Signe Baumane, 2009)
They aren't found in cabbage patches and they have nothing to do with storks; the truth is much scarier. ... --- D/S Signe Baumane P Pierre Poire WS Signe Baumane TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more

BLACK DYNAMITE (Scott Sanders, 2009)
Strap yourself in for a jacked-up, smack-down thrill ride, in this pitch-perfect tongue-in-cheek ode to the Blaxploitation movies of the 70s. ... ‘The Man' has been busy increasing his stranglehold… Read more

BLANK CITY (Celine Danhier, 2009)
Due to circumstances beyond MIFF's control, BLANK CITY will no longer screen at the festival. Patrons have the option to swap this session for another session at this timeslot or to attend the replac… 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

BLIND COMPANY (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 2009)
Two's a crowd. ... Geoff Brewster is seeing out his final days at the family's isolated coastal shack - walking the beach and leaving tape-recorded confessions for his estranged wife. But when his Po… Read more

BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY, THE (Edwin, 2008)
A former badminton champion, a tormented young boy, a girl who eats firecrackers and a cheesy 80s pop song you can't get out of your head. ... Captivating in its array of characters and their circums… Read more

BLOOD APPEARS (Pablo Fendrik, 2007)
A gritty, violent portrait of an Argentinean family at breaking point. ... On the streets of Buenos Aires a broken family finds itself clashing head-on over drugs and money. As one son dreams of retu… Read more

BLUE FILM WOMAN (Kan Mukai, 1969)
Blue Film Woman is an astonishing example of full colour and widescreen pinku eiga - a highly stylised hotbed of sex and violence, the two elements often coinciding to uncomfortable effect. Kan Mukai… Read more

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