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Films Screened In 2012

Honk if You're Horny (Joe Lonie, 2012)
A taxi driver tells his passenger a tall tale about a night of outrageous sexual exploits in his cab. Beautifully shot by musician and music video veteran Joe Lonie, and starring Andy Anderson, Honk … Read more

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (David France, 2012)
"Stunning… the quintessential snapshot of a moment and a movement." - Slant ... Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mould a… Read more

I Kill (David White, Paul Wedel, 2012)
A mobile slaughterman who can kill a cow humanely from a moving car, Beatle Tarrant offers a powerful argument for ethical slaughtering in this revealing portrait of a man who kills so that we may ea… Read more

I WISH (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011)
“A witty, involving, upbeat story about kids and the miracle of life... delightful and uplifting.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Eleven-year-old Koichi and nine-year-old Ryunosuke are as close as brot… Read more

I'm The One (Paola Morabito, 2012)
A teenage boy in love with his father's girlfriend is presented with an opportunity to act on his feelings in this sensual and provocative film about adolescent desire. ... Directed by Paola Morabito… Read more

IL CAPITANO (Jan Troell, 1991)
A tense triple murder tale straight from the Swedish newspaper headlines. ... Renowned Swedish director Jan Troell (Oscar-nominated for The Emigrants) examines the dark dynamic between a couple of ki… Read more

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (Hong Sang-soo, 2012)
“This is a visually eccentric and puppyishly funny film: the very best kind of odd.” - The Telegraph ... MIFF regular Hong Sang-soo (Oki's Movie, MIFF 11; the Prix Un Certain Regard winning Hahah… Read more

Melbourne writer-director Ben Lewin has lived across three continents and, with three decades of filmmaking under his belt, took on Hollywood to create The Sessions with John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and W… Read more

A warm-hearted portrait of one of the most beloved filmmakers of the twentieth century. ... Eric Rohmer was one of the last of the key French New Wave directors and one of the most revered, continuin… Read more

IN THE FOG (Sergei Loznitsa, 2012)
Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes 2012. ... It is 1942, and on the German-occupied Western frontiers of the Soviet Union, local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. Two of these … Read more

INOCENTE (Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine, 2012)
The uplifting power of art is showcased in this special coming-of-age documentary. ... Inocente is a perception-shattering documentary about the transformative power of art, told through the eyes of … Read more

A program of bold and eclectic shorts from around the globe including Cannes award winners and a new metafiction film starring Charlotte Rampling. ... Read more

A program of bold and eclectic shorts from around the globe including Cannes award winners. ... Read more

INTO THE ABYSS (Werner Herzog, 2011)
“A disquieting, heartbreaking look at American crime and punishment.” - Hollywood Reporter ... In 2001 two young Texan men were convicted of a horrific triple murder. One received a life sentence… Read more

INVOLUNTARY (Reuben Östlund, 2008)
“Unsettlingly insistent, smartly played and bleakly hilarious.” - Empire Online ... Reuben Östlund's Cannes hit Play featured at MIFF 11, and his earlier Involuntary similarly puts the dynamics … Read more

It's Not a Cowboy Movie (Benjamin Parent, 2012)
During recess, four teens discuss seeing Brokeback Mountain on television; how it moved them and how it got them thinking about same-sex relationships. Sweet, funny and honest, It's Not a Cowboy Movi… Read more

It's Such A Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt, 2011)
MIFF favourite Don Hertzfeldt (The Meaning of Life, MIFF 05; Billy's Balloon, MIFF 99), returns with this mixed-media stick figure animation about a man with acquired brain damage. Hertzfeldt's most … Read more

ITALY: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT (Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazi, 2011)
You have to focus on the beautiful if you're going to live in Italy. ... The lease on their apartment is up and Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi (Suddenly, Last Winter) must decide whether to stay in It… Read more

JACK IRISH: BAD DEBTS (Jeffrey Walker, 2012)
Melbourne in winter… Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder. ... Based on international award-winning crime writer Peter Temple's novel Bad Debts and directed by Jeffrey Walker, Jack … Read more

JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR (Billy Bob Thornton, 2011)
“It's ambitious enough to aim at polished, intelligent character drama, and pulls it off successfully.” - The Guardian ... Actor Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) takes his seat in the director's … Read more

“Jean Epstein disappeared over half a century ago… but the aura of Epstein, defender of great ecstasies, has only continued to grow.” - Cinema historian Nicole Brenez ... Jean Epstein: You… Read more

Joey (John Evagora, 2011)
John Evagora follows up his MIFF Best Short Film award winning 296 Smith Street (MIFF 08) with another portrayal of Melbourne's fringe population, this time focusing on a professional shoplifter. ...… Read more

JOURNAL DE FRANCE (Raymond Depardon, 2012)
“A tribute to a masterful eye, a humanistic heart and a wondrous life.” - Variety ... Part travel diary, part retrospective, Journal de France trails acclaimed documentarian Raymond Depardon (Unt… Read more

JUST THE WIND (Bence Fliegauf, 2012)
“Inspired by real events, Magyar auteur Bence Fliegauf's spare, naturalistic drama puts a human face on the victims of racially motivated violence.” - Variety ... Despite the siege-like atmospher… Read more

KAUWBOY (Boudewijn Koole, 2011)
“Balances sweet and sour in just the right doses” - Variety ... Ten-year-old Jojo lives alone with his security guard father, a sometimes erratic man of few words. Missing his absent mother, a co… Read more

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