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Films Screened In 2013

CHILD S POSE (Calin Peter Netzer, 2013)
Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. ... When dissatisfied, well-to-do Cornelia finds out her 34-year-old son, Barbu, has struck and killed a young child in a car… Read more

Clay (Michaël Guerraz, 2012)
A sensual meditation on art and ageing starring Édith Scob (Holy Motors, MIFF 2012) as a sculptor who is blind who uses her hands to ‘see' the young male model posing for her. ... D Mich… Read more

CLOSED CURTAIN (Jafar Panahi,Kamboziya Partovi, 2013)
"The very fact that this film exists is cause for celebration: it's the second time, after This Is Not A Film, that Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has managed to defy the 20-year-filmmaking ban impos… Read more

Cobbers (Genevieve Bailey, 2013)
I Am Eleven (MIFF 2011) director Genevieve Bailey returns with this heart-warming story of 87-year-old June, who spends 12 hours a day on Facebook tending her internet farms while she waits for her w… Read more

COMING FORTH BY DAY (Hala Lotfy, 2012)
"Stands out for its extraordinary use of space and time, fully grasping the emptiness of lost lives." – Variety ... The debut fiction feature from documentary filmmaker Hala Lotfy, Coming Forth… Read more

COMPUTER CHESS (Andrew Bujalski, 2013)
"In a way that very few films have ever managed, Computer Chess is truly playful … it seems to constantly respond with surprising and inventive moves to every perspective that it's viewed from… Read more

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING (Anja Daelemans,Kim Gwang Hun,Nicholas Bonner, 2012)
"Cheerfully smashing perceptions of North Korea as a shuttered nation, Comrade Kim Goes Flying proves that cooperation with the West really is possible, at least in cinema." – Variety ... … Read more

CONGRESS, The (Ari Folman, 2013)
The only way Robin Wright can succeed in Hollywood's technicolour cesspit is to sell herself... literally. ... Ari Folman's follow-up to the heartrending rotoscoped war meditation Waltz With Bashir (… Read more

CONTINENTAL (Malcolm Ingram, 2013)
"If there's ever a documentary that made me wish I had a time machine…" - Indiewire ... It was a setting styled for Roman nobility, established in a city surging with energy, which nurtured th… Read more

They were adopted by grunge nobility, but the main reason Cosmic Psychos frontman Ross Knight wore the flannel shirt was because he's a farmer. ... Commercial and music video director (and musician h… Read more

CRASH REEL, The (Lucy Walker, 2013)
"By turns pulse-quickening and contemplative, The Crash Reel is a thoroughly winning portrait of former pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce." – Variety ... Two-time Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walke… Read more

Crystal World (Pia Borg, 2012)
Pia Borg (Palimpset: Between the Walls, MIFF 2009) returns to MIFF with this captivating live action/stop-motion mash-up between JG Ballard's dystopian sci-fi novel The Crystal World and Charles Laug… Read more

Cut Sleeves (Darren Cole, 2012)
A personal profile of the Melbourne punk rock band Bits of Shit as they release their debut LP. ... World Premiere. ... D/P Darren Cole TD HD WS VCA School of Film & Television Cam/2012 ... Read more

CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Zachary Heinzerling, 2013)
Winner of the Directing Award: US Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ... Octogenarian alcoholic Ushio Shinohara is an action artist who punches paint onto canvasses with boxing gloves. H… Read more

Dad s Stick (John Smith, )
A tribute to the filmmaker's father, focusing on three objects: two so well used their original forms and functions are almost completely obscured; the third seemingly recognisable but full of surpri… Read more

DANCE OF REALITY, The (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 2013)
"Life can be comic, can be sexy, can be everything at the same time. So I will make a picture, but I will not say what you need to feel. You will feel whatever you're feeling." - Alejandro Jodorowsky… Read more

Darling (Izabela Plucinska, 2013)
A woman wakes up having lost her memory and can't even remember her husband, who is lying next to her. A sensitive portrayal of mental illness, loss, intimacy, helplessness and hope. ... D/S Izabela … Read more

DAUGHTER, The (Thanos Anastopoulos, 2013)
"An intelligently rendered, gripping drama reflecting the wider issues of Greece's current financial crisis ... thoroughly enjoyable. **** " – CineVue ... When her father disappears in the… Read more

DAY OF THE CROWS, The (Jean-Christophe Dessaint, 2012)
"Combining elements of Shrek and Truffaut's The Wild Child." – Hollywood Reporter ... This debut feature from skilled French animator Jean-Christophe Dessaint is both beautifully crafted a… Read more

Day Trip (Park Chan-kyong,Park Chan-wook, 2013)
MIFF favourite Park Chan-wook (Stoker, MIFF 2013) and his brother Park Chan-kyong reunite after their 2011 Berlinale Best Short Film winning Night Fishing to deliver this tale of an elderly master (P… Read more

DEATH FOR SALE (Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2011)
"A gritty and stylized urban thriller with strong social overtones ... marked by solid performances and a convincingly dark atmosphere." – Hollywood Reporter ... In the Moroccan port city of Te… Read more

DEEP RED (Dario Argento, 1975)
"Argento's first true and bona fide masterpiece." – Twitch ... Hailed by horror aficionados as one of the greatest giallos ever made, Deep Red follows musician Marcus Daly, who witnesses a… Read more

Five films exploring the way human desire influences love, sexuality, gender and lust. Sometimes passions are fulfilled, sometimes they are not. Occasionally desire is straightforward, but more … Read more

MIFF is proud to present filmmaker Nicolas Rey's extraordinary, randomised film experiment. ... In differently, Molussia there are nine chapters. Before each screening the order of the chapters is se… Read more

DIRTY WARS (Richard Rowley, 2012)
"Filed from the frontlines of the war on terror, documentarian Richard Rowley's astonishingly hard-hitting Dirty Wars renders the investigative work of journalist Jeremy Scahill in the form of a '70s… Read more

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