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Films Screened In 2012

BROKEN (Rufus Norris, 2012)
A heartwarming exploration of what makes people break down and the love that might heal and restore. ... Eleven-year-old Skunk Cunningham lives in North London with her older brother Jed, dad Archie … Read more

BULLY (Lee Hirsch, 2011)
“Serves as a call to action against abuse of students by their peers.” - Variety ... With millions of kids every year suffering schoolyard persecution at the hands of their peers, bullying is the… Read more

Butterflies (Isabel Peppard, 2012)
Claire has lost all her dreams but one: the dream of being an artist. After accepting a job drawing the covers on greeting cards, she must fight to keep her last dream from dying in this gothic urban… Read more

CAESAR MUST DIE (Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, 2012)
“Ever since I discovered art, this cell has truly become a prison.” - an inmate in Caesar Must Die ... The setting is Rome's Rebibbia Prison; specifically, its maximum-security section, which hou… Read more

CALL ME KUCHU (Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright, 2012)
“If we keep hiding, they will say we are not here.” - David Kato ... In Uganda, a new bill threatens to introduce the death penalty for homosexuality, and jail terms for anyone who fails to turn … Read more

Captain Hu (Basil Vogt, 2011)
Stranding his ship in the Alps, the misadventures of Captain Hu are brought to life with simple line animation. ... D/S Basil Vogt P Basil Vogt, Catherine Ann Berger WS Trickbüro L no dialogue TD 35… Read more

CARRÉ BLANC (Jean Baptiste Leonetti, 2011)
“Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's mesmerizing first feature recalls the bitingly literate social commentary of Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka… with a little Terry Gilliam (circa Brazil… Read more

Catch Perfect (Raphael Elisha, 2012)
When a suicidal writer is asked to look after his neighbour's wheelchair-bound daughter, he is forced to reassess his choices in this sweet tragicomic drama. ... D Raphael Elisha P Kristy Fuller S Ro… Read more

CERTAIN PEOPLE (Levan Akin, 2011)
“This tonally razor-sharp debut by helmer Levan Akin oozes authenticity and filmmaking savoir-faire.” - Variety ... An acutely observed ensemble piece about a dinner party that goes off the rails… Read more

“Charles Bradley's rise to the limelight is utterly amazing.” - Spin magazine ... Charles Bradley has been a self-made James Brown impersonator for many years, but at 62 - an age at which many mu… Read more

CHASING ICE (Jeff Orlowski, 2012)
“People can now see what's happening. Climate Change is not a political issue; it's a humanity issue. It affects everyone on the planet." - Producer Paula DuPre Pesmen ... Since An Inconvenient Tru… Read more

CHICKEN WITH PLUMS (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, 2011)
“Both winsome and sophisticated, Chicken with Plums unfolds like a rich Persian carpet woven of memories and nostalgia in a colourful fantasy Iran of 1958.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Celebrated Te… Read more

“Nearly two decades after the war, we live in an endless ‘today' and are afraid to look into a ‘tomorrow'.” - Director Aida Begi? ... Ghosts of the past loom large in Sarajevo, where the tran… Read more

CONISTON (David Batty, Francis Jupurrurlla Kelly, 2012)
More than 80 years after the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people in Central Australia, survivors and their descendants tell their story in Coniston. Known as “the Coniston Massacres… Read more

Continental Drift (Anna Helme, 2011)
A young Australian tourist visiting Croatia in 1999 has an unexpected encounter with a Serbian woman in a land torn apart by war. ... D/S Anna Helme P Ruth Morris WS VCA School of Film & Television L… Read more

CORAL: REKINDLING VENUS (Lynette Wallworth, 2010)
A unique journey through the vast, wondrous landscapes of our vanishing Great Barrier Reef conducted against the full dome of Melbourne's Planetarium. ... Designed to coincide with Venus' once-in-a-l… Read more

CORRESPONDENCE JONAS MEKAS - JL GUERÍN (José Luis Guerin, Jonas Mekas, 2011)
“Reflections, philosophically and politically sophisticated, on the relationship of film to reality, time, place, memory and death mix with subtle, telling, elegant images to produce intellectually… Read more

CRAZY HORSE (Frederick Wiseman, 2011)
Slip backstage at the world's most famous nude dance revue. ... Founded in 1951, Paris's legendary Crazy Horse cabaret is a fixture of the city's nightlife. Famous for its elaborate nude dance specta… Read more

See the world of a small Chinese town through the eyes of the People's Armed Police, a paramilitary group charged with maintaining order in a nation of 1.3 billion people. ... Zhao Liang's sharp eye … Read more

CROKER ISLAND EXODUS (Steven McGregor, 2012)
A remarkable true story of courage and survival in the Australian outback during World War II. ... In 1941, all the white women and children were evacuated from Darwin ahead of the anticipated Japane… Read more

Cutting Loose (Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall , 2011)
“I'm trusted with a pair of scissors and I'm in here for murder”. ... The Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition is just around the corner and Francis, the current champion, is getting … Read more

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (Whit Stillman, 2011)
“Whit Stillman's whimsical campus comedy is an utter delight.” - Variety ... Violet (Greta Gerwig) is a sweet-natured, eccentric sophomore at a recently co-ed New England campus. Along with her f… Read more

Presented by MIFF Accelerator in cooperation with Australian Screen Editors (Victoria), this masterclass by Dany Cooper explores the art and secrets of film editing. Dany Cooper is one of Australia's… Read more

DARK HORSE (Todd Solondz, 2011)
“Solondz's most waywardly endearing film - his gentlest triumph.” - Time ... In a suburban world where every character knows their true value in the social order, 35-year-old man-child Abe (Jorda… Read more

Dave's Dead (Alethea Jones, 2012)
Tom is just beginning to learn that maybe his dead best buddy Dave wasn't such a great mate after all. An ultra-black comedy from Alethea Jones, director of When the Wind Changes (MIFF 2010) and the … Read more

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