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Films Screened In 2011

IT MAY BE THAT BEAUTY HAS STRENGTHENED OUR RESOLVE - MASAO ADACHI (Philippe Grandrieux, 2011)
This tribute to radical Japanese writer-director Masao Adachi is the first in a series of retrospectives from filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux (A Lake, MIFF 2009). ... Grandrieux's incendiary series is … Read more

It's Him...Terry Lim! (Angus Sampson, 2011)
Industrial chemist. Martial artist. Film extra. Father. Teacher. Poet. Pensioner. Warrior. One man. One life. It's him... Terry Lim! ... D Angus Sampson P Jo de Fina TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more

JANE EYRE (M) (Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2010)
Charlotte Brontë's famous tale gets a fresh makeover, with a winning performance from Australia's Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right, MIFF 2010) as the tenacious Jane. ... Having been adapte… Read more

JEAN GENTIL (Laura Amelia Guzman, Israel Cardenas, 2010)
"Documentary-like in its attention to detail and shot in impeccably composed images... traces the slow voyage into oblivion of a talented immigrant looking for his place in a world that thinks it doe… Read more

JEONJU DIGITAL PROJECT 2011 (Jean-Marie Straub, Claire Denis, José Luis Guerín, 2011)
Each year, the Jeonju International Film Festival commissions three filmmakers to create low budget digital shorts to premiere for its annual highlight - the Jeonju Digital Project. ... With An Heir,… Read more

JESS + MOSS (Clay Jeter, 2011)
The preciousness of youth and all of its disasters. ... Jess, 18, and Moss, 12, spend a lazy summer together on a derelict farm in rural Kentucky. With their families strangely absent, the pair occup… Read more

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (David Gelb, 2011)
"A paean to perfectionism and a crafty bit of food porn." - Hollywood Reporter ... Jiro Ono is the oldest chef in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars, and at 85 remains monomaniacally devote… Read more

JOURNALS OF MUSAN (Park Jung-Bum, 2010)
For a North Korean in South Korea, the grass isn't always greener. ... Having escaped the oppressiveness of North Korea, Jeon Seung-chul is determined to build a better life for himself amidst the fr… Read more

JOURNEY TO MECCA: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF IBN BATTUTA (PG) (Bruce Neibaur, 2009)
Join an epic pilgrimage to Mecca with this glorious IMAX cinema extravaganza. ... In 1325, a 21-year-old student set out alone from Tangiers and became one of the greatest human travellers the world … Read more

Kelimba (Peter Tscherkassky, 1986)
Images fall in and out of abstraction and fluctuate to the rhythms of Greek folk music, creating an exotic dance on the screen. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 10 mins, 1986, 16mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sou… Read more

KHOA DO: IN CONVERSATION (, )
Khoa Do: refugee, previous Young Australian of the Year, and prolific local filmmaker (director of Footy Legends, Mother Fish, Missing Water, and The Finished People), joins barrister and human right… Read more

KHODORKOVSKY (Cyril Tuschi, 2011)
"For me, as for anybody, it is hard to live in prison, and I do not want to die here. But if I have to, I will have no hesitation. What I believe in is worth dying for." - Mikhail Khodorkovsky ... On… Read more

KILL LIST (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
Ben Wheatley follows up his deft debut Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) with a cross-genre gem that starts as a sedate suburban drama before driving off the rails completely. ... Jay is having a tough time -… Read more

KNUCKLE (MA15+) (Ian Palmer, 2011)
"Brilliantly brutal and intriguingly insightful... superbly records a subculture where violence and honour come knuckle-to-knuckle." - Screen International ... James Quinn McDonagh is a champion - of… Read more

Kubla Khan (Joan C. Gratz, 2011)
Academy Award winning animator Joan C. Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase) brings Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous poem to life with her distinctive 'clay painting' technique. ... D/P Joan C. Gr… Read more

L'Arrivée (Peter Tscherkassky, 1997/98)
Tscherkassky's first foray into CinemaScope pays homage to his cinematic forebears with a frenetic remake of the Lumière film, L'Arrivee d'un train a La Ciotat (starring no other than Catherine Dene… Read more

LA DOLCE VITA (M) (Federico Fellini, 1960)
Arguably one of the greatest directors to have ever lived, Fellini forever changed the way we watched, understood and made film. This year MIFF is holding a special, one-off screening of his revoluti… Read more

Las Palmas (Johannes Nyholm, 2011)
A resort populated and staffed by marionettes endures one very disruptive baby, in this new film from MIFF regular Johannes Nyholm. ... D/P/S Johannes Nyholm WS Swedish Film Institute L no dialogue T… Read more

Last Lost (Eve Heller, 1996)
A mesmerizing and wondrous film gleaned from an entertainment movie about a spritely chimpanzee and revellers escaping the heat at Coney Island. ... Eve Heller, 14 mins, 1996, 16mm, B&W, Sound ... Read more

Late Winter to Early Spring (Gil Brealey, 1954)
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LE HAVRE (Aki Kaurismaki, 2011)
"A continual pleasure, seamlessly blending morose and merry notes with a deftness that's up there with Kaurismäki's best comic work." - Variety ... In his second French-language film, Finnish auteur… Read more

LennoNYC (Michael Epstein, 2011)
"New York became a part of who John and I were. We couldn't have existed the same way anywhere else." - Yoko Ono ... Just when you thought nothing new could be said or seen of John Lennon, Michael Ep… Read more

Leonids Story (Rainer Ludwigs, 2011)
The tragedy of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, as told by a family who were directly affected, is rendered both real and surreal through animation. ... D/S Rainer Ludwigs P Tetyana Chernyavska L Russian… Read more

Less and Less (Luc Moullet, 2010)
A droll lamentation about the automation of modern life, by French New Wave filmmaker Luc Moullet. A follow-up to his 1994 short More and More. ... D Luc Moullet P Les Films d'Ici WS Le Fresnoy L Fre… Read more

LIFE 2.0 (Jason Spingarn-Koff, 2010)
"A disturbing vision of escape, a cautious portrait of liberation, and an exploration of authenticity and artificiality." - Village Voice ... Life 2.0 sets out to discover the psychologies behind the… Read more

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