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Films Screened In 2012

FULLDOME SHOWCASE 2 (, )
MIFF again features a special program of fulldome projection screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. ... Life: A Cosmic Story ... USA 25 mins ... Combining the philosophical and the scientific, Life… Read more

Fungus (Charlotta Miller, 2011)
In Fungus, the noisy protests of a neighbour whose husband just died compels Katrin to face her ex. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Charlotta Miller P Emma Sahlgren WS Swedis… Read more

FUTURES MARKET (Mercedes Álvarez, 2011)
“A compelling meditation on dreams that doubles as an exposé of how cheap those dreams have become, Futures Market is a wise and fulfilling film.” - Variety ... Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Awa… Read more

GAINSBOURG BY GAINSBOURG: AN INTIMATE SELF-PORTRAIT (Pierre-Henry Salfati, 2011)
“Ugliness is, in a way, superior to beauty, because it lasts.” - Serge Gainsbourg ... Singer. Poet. Artist. Actor. Filmmaker. Novelist. Troublemaker. Icon. ... Serge Gainsbourg lived an extraordi… Read more

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR PART 1 (Anurag Kashyap, 2012)
“A Bollywood-influenced gangster epic, part Western, part documentary.” - director Anurag Kashyap ... Set in the titular district around the north-eastern Indian city of Dhanbad, Gangs of Wasseyp… Read more

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR PART 2 (Anurag Kashyap, 2012)
“A brilliant collage of genres, by turns pulverizing and poetic in its depiction of violence.” - Variety ... The second instalment of Anurag Kashyap's incredible crime saga, Gangs of Wasseypur Pa… Read more

GIRIMUNHO (Helvecio Marins Jr, Clarissa Campolina, 2011)
“It's really not at all hard to be swept along by [Girimunho]'s manifold visual and aural pleasures.” - Hollywood Reporter ... At 81, Bastu (playing herself) enjoys partying with friends ‘til t… Read more

Girl (Fijona Jonuzi, 2011)
When thirty-something Hanna finds herself at a party full of 20-year-old men, she has to get over her discomfort in order to become ‘one of the boys'. ... Screens with Pure (Sweden, 97 mins). ... D… Read more

Girl in the Water (Woo Ming Jin, Jeppe Rønde, 2011)
A Thai refugee trying to start a new life in a Malaysian fishing village is haunted by the absence of her child. ... D/S Woo Ming Jin, Jeppe Rønde P Edmund Yeo, Patricia Drati, Tine Fischer L … Read more

GIRL MODEL (David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, 2011)
“You can't be young enough. Youth is beautiful, there's a luminosity, and that is what my eye is trained to see.” - Model Scout Ashley Arbaugh ... In rural Siberia, model scouts and agencies scou… Read more

GOD BLESS AMERICA (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2011)
“I wrote a movie about asking people to be nice where we kill a whole bunch of people.” - Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait ... Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (World's Greatest Dad, MIFF 1… Read more

GOLDEN SLUMBERS (Davy Chou, 2011)
“An elegantly assembled and deeply moving remembrance of Cambodian cinema... pure poetry.” - Variety ... Between 1960 and 1975, Cambodia produced over 400 films, making it one of the most vibrant… Read more

GUNNIN' FOR THAT #1 SPOT (Adam Yauch, 2008)
“The two-dozen high-school basketballers assembled in this stupefyingly enjoyable doc are the future Iron Men of the NBA.” - Time Out NY ... Rucker Park in Harlem looks no different to any other … Read more

HAIL (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011)
An ambitious experimental docudrama, Hail draws from the life experiences of its star: ex-criminal and jail-cell philosopher Danny Jones. ... Both epic love story and autobiography, the audacious Hai… Read more

Halfway There (Arnaud Bénoliel, 2011)
While visiting his hometown, a man is hit by a car. The shock of the accident delivers a moment of awareness as long-forgotten memories tumble through his mind while he drifts out of consciousness. .… Read more

HAPPY END (Björn Runge, 2011)
“We follow individuals that are of most importance to each other, but they are not honest to each other.” - Björn Runge, director ... Preceded by Daybreak (which won the Silver Bear at the Berli… Read more

HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (Takashi Miike, 2011)
The unfailingly prolific Takashi Miike returns with this magnificently acted retelling of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 masterpiece Harakiri. ... Set in feudal Japan during a long stint of peace, Hara-Kiri… Read more

HAROLD AND MAUDE (Hal Ashby, 1971)
“You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries. But I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing... oh my, how the world s… Read more

HEADSHOT (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2011)
Visionary director Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Ploy, MIFF 08) returns with another dreamlike journey through Bangkok's criminal underworld. ... When a job goes terribly wrong, cop-turned-hitman Tul suffers a… Read more

HEART AND SOUL: THE SAPPHIRES (, )
Get behind the scenes and beyond the page to the amazing true story of The Sapphires with director Wayne Blair, producers Rosemary Blight and Kylide du Fresne, and screenwriter/associate producer Ton… Read more

Heavy Eyes (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2011)
Ghostly and beautiful, Siegfried A Fruhauf's (Palmes d'Or, MIFF 09; Realtime, MIFF 03) Heavy Eyes is hypnotic cinema of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFil… Read more

Herd Leader (Chloé Robichaud, 2012)
Clara's insensitive family can't understand why she's still single, but decide she's therefore the best person to take care of her aunt's pug after her aunt unexpectedly dies. This droll comedy was s… Read more

HIMIZU (Sion Sono, 2011)
“A dark masterpiece.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... One of Japan's ambassadors of extreme cinema, Sion Sono (Cold Fish, MIFF 11; Guilty of Romance, MIFF 11) turns his hand to restagin… Read more

Hitch Hike (Matthew Saville, 2012)
A young man hitchhiking to meet his birth mother for the first time makes an unlikely connection along the way. ... D/S Matthew Saville P Julia Parnell WS NZ Film Commission TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more

HOLY MOTORS (Leos Carax, 2012)
“Represents everything that cinema ought to be: poetic, unpractised in following convention and filled with mystery.” - Screen Comment ... Leos Carax has been doing audience's heads in since his … Read more

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