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Films Screened In 2012

DEAD EUROPE (, 2012)
Some secrets and superstitions are best left alone. ... After the stunning short Jewboy (MIFF 05) and stirring documentary The Tall Man, Australian director Tony Krawitz makes his full-length fiction… Read more

Distant Words (Nassiem Valamanesh, 2011)
Nassiem Valamanesh's (Side by Side, MIFF 09) distinctive voice and visual style shines through in this film about a man who wakes up to a world where no one can talk. ... D/S Nassiem Valamanesh P Sel… Read more

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (, )
From a Scottish prison to the streets of São Paulo to the mountains in Ecuador; these short documentaries deliver privileged insights into the lives of others. ... Read more

DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH (Susan Ray, 1976/2011)
“(Nicholas Ray) was a searcher… He was interested in who he was and what this world was. And film was a way to process that … Of course making movies was of huge importance to him. Bu… Read more

Doppelgänger (Juliana Rojas, 2012)
A slow burn and uncanny horror about a young teacher who encounters her double walking the hallways of the school she teaches at. ... Screened in competition at Cannes' International Critics Week. ..… Read more

Double or Nothing (Nathaniel Krause, 2011)
Clark makes a series of cruel bets with a homeless man, while Clark's girlfriend Becca watches in horror. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this provocative, pitch-black comedy writte… Read more

Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (Mirrah Foulkes, 2012)
Actor Mirrah Foulkes (Animal Kingdom) makes her directorial debut with this film about a chance encounter that could change a lonely woman's life. Features Anthony Hayes (The Slap). ... D/S Mirrah Fo… Read more

Dura Lex (Anke Blondé, 2011)
When two policemen arrive on Kristi's doorstep asking about human trafficking, she learns her cleaning lady may not be who she says she is. Who should Kristi believe - the cops or the woman who has b… Read more

EASY MONEY (Daniél Espinosa, 2010)
“It is smart and sexy and thrilling and shocking.” - Twitch ... Based on the best-selling book (the first in a trilogy) by practising Swedish defence lawyer Jens Lapidus, this tautly directed cri… Read more

ERNEST & CELESTINE (Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, 2012)
“A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes, Ernest & Celestine is a just-about-perfect hand drawn animated feature.” - Screen Daily ... Celestine is a little mouse trying to a… Read more

ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY (Eron Sheean, 2012)
The human body contains many secrets and some wounds are too deep to ever be healed. ... In a mysterious laboratory in snow-cloaked Dresden, visiting Canadian scientist Geoff Burton finds himself wor… Read more

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS (, )
A collection of abstract and avante-garde films that experiment with film in form, content and style. ... Read more

FACING MIRRORS (Negar Azarbayjani, 2011)
An Iranian female ‘buddy' movie about a taxi driver and a transsexual. ... Two women - poles apart in background and belief - find themselves awkward travelling companions in a desperate car ride t… Read more

FALKENBERG FAREWELL (Jesper Ganslandt, 2006)
“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival ... … Read more

Family Dinner (Stefan Constantinescu, 2012)
While dad and daughter prepare the evening meal, mum gets kinky in the bath. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Stefan Constantinescu P Helene Lindholm WS Swedish Film Institute… Read more

Family Nightmare (Dustin Guy Defa, 2011)
A personal portrait of family dysfunction, told via a series of unearthed VHS home movies from the mid-1990s overdubbed with a new soundtrack. ... D/P Dustin Guy Defa TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more

FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (Benoît Jacquot, 2011)
“Benoît Jacquot's venom-tipped account of palatial intrigue and royal oblivion.” - Variety ... Farewell, My Queen is an opulent yet intimate chronicle of the panicky last days of the French… Read more

FAUST (Alexander Sokurov, 2011)
“Good doesn't exist, but evil does.” ... Goethe's version of the Faust legend gets a dense and idiosyncratic reinterpretation at the hands of Russian master Aleksander Sokurov (Russian Ark) ... S… Read more

Fight for Your Right Revisited (Adam Yauch, 2011)
Adam Yauch's 2010 tongue-in-cheek homage to the Beastie Boys' breakthrough song, Fight For Your Right (to Party), picks up where the original video left off. ... Essentially an extended showcase vide… Read more

First Contact (Matthew Richards, 2011)
A father and daughter live in self-imposed exile on the edge of a remote salt lake until the arrival of a mysterious man on the verge of death forces them to confront the things they've been hiding f… Read more

FIRST POSITION (Bess Kargman, 2011)
“Touching, enormously satisfying … poised for breakout success.” - Variety ... A ruthlessly competitive search for perfection, the Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest and most … Read more

FLICKER (Patrik Eklund, 2012)
Winner of Best Swedish Feature at the Gothenburg International Film Festival. ... Like a bizarrely surreal, acid-drenched version of The Office, this wacky first feature by Patrick Eklund has been hi… Read more

FOR LOVE'S SAKE (Takashi Miike, 2012)
“Takashi Miike['s]... deliriously daft romantic epic unfolds with a mixture of dynamic gang rumbles, sadistic slapstick violence and showstopping high camp musical numbers that would not seem out o… Read more

Fugu & Tako (Ben West, 2012)
Two Japanese salarymen dining in a sushi bar face an odd, unexpected outcome when one of them eats a live puffer fish. ... D/S Ben West P Wendy Green L Japanese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more

FULLDOME SHOWCASE 1 (, )
MIFF again features a special program of fulldome projection screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. ... Visualiszt ... Germany 45 mins ... Child prodigy and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt has been desc… Read more

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