Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Films Screened In 2012

WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN (Nicholas Ray, 1976/2011)
“The film (is) totally in line with what is fundamental in Nick's work - the emotional nakedness and courage, the search for the essence of the character.” - Susan Ray ... For Nicholas Ray, direc… Read more

WHEN A CITY FALLS (Gerard Smyth, 2011)
“Grippingly emotional. Heartbreaking, humbling and inspiring.” - TVNZ ... When a City Falls documents the effects of the two earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Made for the bi… Read more

WHERE'S POPPA? (Carl Reiner, 1970)
“An irresistible black comedy, it's probably Reiner's best film, not least because it shows such affection for all its crazies.” - Time Out ... Gordon's senile, obnoxious mother sabotages every r… Read more

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (Lars-Eric Kjellgren, 1950)
Arguably one of the best Swedish films of the late 40s/early 50s, Lars-Eric Kjellgren's While the City Sleeps is a forgotten gem written by Kjellgren and Ingmar Bergman. ... Layabout Jompa is being p… Read more

WHORES' GLORY (Michael Glawogger, 2010)
“Everyone believes they know something about prostitution, particularly when he or she has never been to a brothel.” - Michael Glawogger ... Director Michael Glawogger takes us on a global tour o… Read more

WILD BILL (Dexter Fletcher, 2011)
“Why can't all British crime dramas be so well written and acted, and have a splash of comedy as confident as this?” - The Guardian ... Released from jail, "Wild" Bill Hayward returns home to a S… Read more

Weird. Terrifying. Funny. Or just WTF? This collection of sometimes disturbing cinematic oddities is difficult to classify any other way. ... Some of the films in this program may contain content tha… Read more

WUNDERKINDER (Marcus Rosenmüller, 2011)
“Political systems devour people. Individual struggle is all that's left.” ... In a Ukraine torn between Hitler and Stalin, three children united by their love of music must protect each other in… Read more

WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Andrea Arnold, 2011)
“Brilliant, visceral... the film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new.” - The Guardian ... Heathcliff is a runaway black slave, found… Read more

Yardbird (Michael Spiccia, 2012)
A young girl living in a remote wrecking yard is forced to take on the town bullies when they travel out to torment her father. ... Selected for competition at Cannes. ... D Michael Spiccia P Jessica… Read more

Yasmine (Karim Bengana, 2011)
While Sarah is trying to conceive a child, she uncovers the confronting truth about her parents - retired activists from the Algerian communist party - and her own identity. ... Screens with The Rest… Read more

YOUR SISTER'S SISTER (Lynn Shelton, 2011)
“A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story.” - The Guardian ... When Iris sends best friend Jack off to her family'… Read more

[REC] GENESIS (Paco Plaza, 2012)
“[REC] Genesis is possibly the sweetest, most endearing film I've seen in quite some time; throat rips, chainsaws, gut munches and vicious possessed included.” - Fangoria ... Paco Plaza (co-direc… Read more

¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (Victor Kossakovsky, 2011)
“Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity.” - Variety ... What would happen if you drilled a tunnel straight through the centre of the earth? It's a fanta… Read more

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.