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Films Screened In 2012

B I N O (Billie Pleffer, 2011)
Abandoned in a country town by his guardian, a young, solitary albino boy spends his days playing chicken and spying on his neighbours until a bizarre encounter forces him to connect. ... D/S Billie … Read more

BACK TO STAY (Milagros Mumenthaler, 2011)
An intimate study of sisterly dynamics in a time of transition. ... Drawing on memories from her own life as a young girl, Milagros Mumenthaler's debut feature is set in Buenos Aires at the end of a … Read more

BAD BLOOD (Leos Carax, 1986)
“In many ways [Carax's] most purely delightful work - bittersweet, haunting, and as original and eccentric as homage movies get, infusing arch neo-Godard poetics with grace notes cribbed from Griff… Read more

BAD BRAINS: A BAND IN DC (Mandy Stein, Benjamen Logan, 2012)
A kinetic, frenetic and long overdue tribute to the legendary hardcore band.” - Indiewire ... Beginning life as a jazz/funk-fusion act, Bad Brains went on to become one of the most innovative and i… Read more

BARBARA (Christian Petzold, 2012)
Winner of Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival. ... In the paranoiac nightmare of East Germany, 1980, Barbara - a physician from Berlin - has been sent to a small country town as punishment for … Read more

Barbie Blues (Adi Kutner, 2011)
Mika finds a dead bird in her swimming pool and asks her middle-aged neighbour to help remove it. The resulting afternoon of playful flirting leads to something far more confronting. ... Screens with… Read more

“Reinvents the concert film like no other before it.” - Film Threat ... Three days before the Beastie Boys' sold-out 2004 Madison Square Garden show, Adam Yauch made an impulsive creative decisio… Read more

“One of the most striking films ever to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Set in the lush southern Louisiana bayou, where six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her fat… Read more

A vision of a city environmentally at the end of its tether. ... When photographer Wang Jiuliang began looking into waste disposal in China's capital, he had no idea of the scale of the city's enviro… Read more

BEING VENICE (Miro Bilbrough, 2011)
“Though this debut feature from New Zealand director/writer Miro Bilbrough is a self-confessed ‘love letter to Sydney' it comes with… something of a European sensibility.” - Screen Daily… Read more

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Peter Strickland, 2012)
“[Strickland is] a British director who is independent in the truest sense.” - The Guardian ... Director Peter Strickland (Katalin Varga, MIFF 09) lifts the curtain on cinematic sound production … Read more

BEST INTENTIONS (Adrian Sitaru, 2011)
“It's sometimes said that cinema's power lies in letting us see the world through other people's eyes, an idea taken to a literal extreme by Romanian writer/director Adrian Sitaru.” - Hollywood R… Read more

A collection of the best short films of the festival as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury. ... Films are: It's Not a Cowboy Movie (France, 2012), pictured; Spine (Australia, 2012); Kin (Australia… Read more

BESTIAIRE (Denis Côté, 2012)
“I wanted to make a very simple and a very naïve film on the interactions between human beings and animals.” - filmmaker Denis Côté ... At the same time a compelling meditation and a bizar… Read more

BEWARE OF MR BAKER (Jay Bulger, 2012)
“Ginger Baker just hit me in the f***ing nose.” - Jay Bulger, director ... Wild, cantankerous, and given to rock ‘n' roll excess, Ginger Baker is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest … Read more

BEYOND (Pernilla August, 2010)
"Such a powerful drama, so grittily and convincingly carried by its faultless cast." - Screen Daily ... Acclaimed Swedish actress Pernilla August makes her debut behind the camera with this tense dra… Read more

BEYOND THE HILLS (Cristian Mungiu, 2012)
“A brilliant, scary portrayal of irrationality and fear in Europe's dark heart.” - The Guardian ... When twenty-something Alina arrives in Moldavia to remove her childhood friend Voichita from an… Read more

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2011)
“You are naïve if you take a pop at a big multi-national and not think they'll come at you.” ... A confronting documentary that captures the repercussions of Swedish director Fredrik Gertten… Read more

Blackbuster (SF Tusa, 2012)
A pirated-DVD seller in love with the daughter of the local pub owner imagines moments from his life as scenes from classic films, with a big song and dance finale. ... Screens as part of the Blackfe… Read more

A collection of Indigenous short films programmed by Blackfella Films. ... ... Proudly presented by ... ... ... Read more

Bobby Yeah (Robert Morgan, 2011)
A multiple award winner, Robert Morgan's (The Cat with Hands, MIFF 02) Bobby Yeah is a nightmarish claymation tale about a petty thug who kidnaps a bizarre creature and presses a button that he shoul… Read more

Bogland (Jonas Selberg Augustsén, 2011)
Bogland is the a quirky tale of two Sápmi girls seeking answers to their heritage. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film I… Read more

BONSAI (Cristián Jiménez, 2011)
“One of the finest accomplishments from the freewheeling new generation of Chilean filmmakers.” - Variety ... United through a shared passion for the written word, college students Julio, an inve… Read more

BOY MEETS GIRL (Leos Carax, 1984)
“Shot in luminous black and white, Boy Meets Girl moves with the youthful, anarchic spirit of Godard's early work, endlessly detouring through surreal comedy, romantic philosophizing, and spontaneo… Read more

Brainy (Daniel Joseph Borgman, 2011)
Daniel Borgman (Lars and Peter, MIFF 09; Berik, MIFF 10) delivers a moving tale of a boy who believes that his much-loved grandfather is still alive and possessing the power to reanimate dead animals. Read more

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