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Films Screened In 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 accident, she goes into maternal overdrive to keep him out of jail. ... Calin Peter Netzer's (Medal ... Read more
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 Michaël Guerraz P Jonathan Hazan, Alexandre Charlet S Olivier Dreux WS Les Films Du Cygne L French w/ ... Read more
"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 imposed on him by the Islamic republic's authorities." - Screen ... A Silver Bear-winner at the Berlinale ... Read more
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 war-photographer grandson to return from Afghanistan. ... World Premiere. ... D Genevieve Bailey P ... Read more
"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 by Day is remarkable not just as a rare example of independent Egyptian cinema, but also as a ... Read more
"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." – Cinema Scope ... In this especially skewed offering, iconic lo-fi director Andrew ... Read more
"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 ... Comrade Kim is a model of the North Korean work ethic. But despite exceeding her quotas at the ... Read more
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 (MIFF 2008) is an audacious metaphysical sci-fi satire: a live action set-up that goes down the ... Read more
"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 the mind and the body within its walls. In the steam, sex was constant and without consequences; on ... 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 himself) Matt Weston branches out with his first feature, documenting our most unlikely stars. How ... Read more
"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 Walker (Waste Land, MIFF 2010) is at the top of her game in this brilliantly told account of the rise and ... Read more
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 Laughton's iconic film The Night of the Hunter. ... D/P/S Pia Borg TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
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
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. His early work gained notoriety in Japan but his career failed to gain traction after moving to New ... Read more
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 surprises. ... D/P/S John Smith WS LUX TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
"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 ... After a 23-year filmmaking hiatus, Alejandro Jodorowsky returns with this audacious, highly ... Read more
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 Plucinska P Robert Kern, Izabela Plucinska WS Krakow Film Foundation L German w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
"An intelligently rendered, gripping drama reflecting the wider issues of Greece's current financial crisis ... thoroughly enjoyable. **** " – CineVue ... When her father disappears in the midst of Greece's financial meltdown, 14-year-old Myrto finds herself cast adrift in a ... Read more
"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 and moving. Featuring the voices of Jean Reno and the late Claude Chabrol, The Day of the Crows ... Read more
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 (Park regular Sang Kang-ho) giving singing lessons to a young girl on a mountain. ... D/S Park ... Read more
"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 Tetouan, three down-on-their-luck thieves – naive Malik, fundamentalist Soufiane and ex-con ... Read more
"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 murder in his apartment building and ends up attempting to solve it alongside tabloid reporter ... 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 often than not, it's complicated… ... 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 selected at random, creating 362,880 different versions of the film. Your experience will be unique ... Read more
"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-style conspiracy thriller." - Variety ... Jeremy Scahill is the National Security Correspondent for ... Read more
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