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Films Screened In 2012

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON (Ira Sachs, 2012)
“[Breaks] new ground in contemporary American gay cinema.” - Hollywood Reporter ... From American director Ira Sachs (Forty Shades of Blue, MIFF 05) comes the story of two men who fall in love in… Read more

KILLER JOE (William Friedkin, 2011)
A totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck murder story. ... Killer Joe may mark director William Friedkin's (The French Connection, The Exorcist) return to filmmaking after a five-year absence (la… Read more

Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys (Jens Assur, 2012)
Former war photographer Jens Assur brings us a story of a young teacher in China whose life is unravelled by national politics. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D/P Jens Assur W… Read more

Kin (Rudolf Fitzgerald-Leonard, 2011)
As two brothers go in search of their mentally ill father, who is missing in the Victorian snowy mountains, younger brother Lachlan is forced to confront the changing dynamics within his family. ... … Read more

Kolona (Ujkan Hysaj, 2012)
A family fleeing Kosovo in 1999 are stopped at a Serbian refugee checkpoint, where they are forced to make a terrible life or death decision. ... D/P Ujkan Hysaj S Besian Hysaj L Albanian,Serbian w/E… Read more

L (Babis Makridis, 2012)
“L should leave us in no doubt that something fascinating is happening in Greek film." - Senses of Cinema ... Man lives in his car. His existence consists of delivering honey - one jar at a time - … Read more

La Tempestaire (Jean Epstein, 1947)
Jean Epstein uses time-lapse photography and visual and aural slow motion to tell the tale of a fisherman stuck at sea during a storm, and his worried fiancé waiting for him back on shore. ... Scree… Read more

Lambs (Sam Kelly, 2012)
Jimmy is forced to chose between running away or staying in a hostile and violent home environment to protect his younger siblings. ... A hard-hitting film that screened in competition at the 2012 Be… Read more

LAS ACACIAS (Pablo Giorgelli, 2011)
“A little masterpiece of understated resonance and humility.” - The Independent ... Middle-aged lumber trucker Rubén is tasked with driving country-woman Jacinta from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. G… Read more

LASSETER'S BONES (Luke Walker, 2012)
The man behind one of Australia's most fascinating legends, Lasseter's Reef, was worth his weight in gold. ... Australia's El Dorado was found by Lewis Harold Bell Lasseter - if we believe his claims… Read more

LAST DANCE (David Pulbrook, 2012)
The world premiere of a taut story torn from today's headlines but touching on themes as old as the human condition itself: faith, freedom, love, loss and hope. ... Following a deadly terrorist attac… Read more

LAURENCE ANYWAYS (, )
“Dolan excels as a visual stylist, framing almost every shot like a classic modern art canvas.” - Hollywood Reporter ... The third feature from 23-year-old Québécois boy wonder Xavier Dolan fol… Read more

Lazarov (Nietov, 2010)
A group of Russian scientists work on a top-secret program designed to resurrect Soviet power. A reanimated chicken is involved. ... Not in competition. ... D/P/S Nietov L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more

LE GRAND SOIR (Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, 2012)
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. ... Jean-Pierre is a respectable, straitlaced mattress salesman, the polar opposite of his brother, Not, who calls himself “the ol… Read more

LE TABLEAU (Jean-François Laguionie, 2011)
“Jean-François Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages.” - Variety ... A rumour has been spreading through the Pict… Read more

LIBERAL ARTS (Josh Radnor, 2012)
“With Liberal Arts, Radnor positions himself as a mini-Cameron Crowe, mixing joy, life lessons and a love of culture into a perfect, crowd pleasing film.” - Slash Film ... Stuck in a joyless city… Read more

Life: A Cosmic Story (Ryan Wyatt, 2010)
Unlock the secrets of the universe. ... Combining the philosophical and the scientific, Life: A Cosmic Story takes viewers on a voyage of discovery through the building blocks of the natural world. F… Read more

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012)
“Like Someone in Love offers its most complete pleasures as a quietly pristine showcase for Kiarostami's undiminished craft.” - Variety ... A young escort named Akiko (Rin Takanashi), disenchante… Read more

Lois (Alexandra Schepisi, 2012)
Provoked by the contents of a mysterious letter, Lois (Jacki Weaver) takes to the sea to address some unfinished business. ... Lois is the latest film by Alexandra Schepisi, director of One Night (MI… Read more

LOVE STORY (Florian Habicht, 2011)
“A peon [sic] to the people on New York's streets, an absurdist rom-com, a flawless comic subversion; I'm not sure what Love Story is. Possibly genius.” - Critic ... New Zealand director Florian … Read more

LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (Leos Carax, 1991)
This vivid, visceral journey through the vagabond experience is one of the classics of early 90s French cinema. ... Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, provides the setting for this alternative lo… Read more

LOW LIFE (Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval, 2011)
“From Cocteau to Garrel, there's long been an intensely oneiric strain to French cinéma fantastique, of which Low Life is a powerful example.” - Film Comment ... Set in present-day Lyon, Low Lif… Read more

Mad, Bad & Shaz: P.J. Hogan and Jocelyn Moorhouse in Conversation (, )
From Queensland to Cannes, P.J. Hogan shot onto the world stage with a reputation as one of Australia's most fascinating filmmakers with Muriel's Wedding, continuing with large-scale comic crowdpleas… Read more

MAKE HUMMUS NOT WAR (Trevor Graham, 2012)
The world premiere of a film about love, war, sex, politics… and chickpeas. ... Could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East? This was the question on director Tr… Read more

MAKING TROUBLE FOR YOURSELF: MADS BRÜGGER WITH JOHN SAFRAN (, )
Danish satirist and filmmaker Mads Brügger, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for The Red Chapel (MIFF 10), returns to MIFF this year with the even more insane The … Read more

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