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Films Screened In 2013

Bold perspectives and privileged insights into the lives of others are on offer in this eclectic collection of documentary shorts. ... Read more
"Don't Torture a Duckling is [Fulci's] best entry in the giallo pantheon, and a shocking preview of his gory excesses to come." – FearNet.com ... A big-city reporter (Tomas Milian) and a woman on the run from a sex scandal (Barbara Bouchet) attempt to solve a series of child murders in a ... Read more
Like a Dali painting come to life with a touch of Terry Gilliam-esque humour, this colourful animation is a stream of surreal associations and transformations. ... D/P/S Haiyang Wang WS WS Danmeng Art L no dialogue TD HD Cam, 2012 ... Read more
Paul Winkler (Shooting Arrows, MIFF 2012) continues to explore street art and how it is perceived in this stylish and playful presentation of found graffiti pieces. ... World Premiere. ... D/P/S Paul Winkler L no dialogue TD 16mm/2012 ... Read more
The story of Napster's Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, whose desire to share music wounded an entire industry. ... Fans loved it, Metallica and Dr Dre vowed to destroy it, and after three years plundering the catalogues of the music behemoths, Napster was bankrupt. But the story of the toll it took ... Read more
"A fascinating look into a world many of us don't understand." – Toronto Film Scene ... Of the 20,000 pupils at the illustrious Shaolin Tagu Kung Fu School (located next to the famous Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of kung fu), director Inigo Westmeier focuses in tight on three girls at ... Read more
"Drinking Buddies is an incredibly personal, organic film that will be experienced a little differently by each person." – Sound on Sight ... On the back of a SXSW premiere, Joe Swanberg presents his 14th feature: the relationship comedy, Drinking Buddies. ... Luke (Jake Johnson) and ... Read more
"Against an austere backdrop, East Hastings Pharmacy transforms the methodical routine of methadone dispensing into the mechanics of gripping drama." - DOXA Documentary Film Festival Jury ... With this mid-length feature, director Antoine Bourges delivers an aesthetically bold and uniquely assured ... Read more
"Fusing the anti-corporate paranoia of ‘70s thrillers like The Parallex View with a more modern, post-Occupy sensibility, [The East is] a triumph: smart, notably uncondescending, utterly gripping … it's more satisfying, and more provocative, than any mainstream drama I've seen so far ... Read more
On a break from a photo shoot, a fashion model discovers everything is edible: the furniture, the TV, the walls around her… ... D Moritz Krämer P Markus Kaatsch, Tara Biere, Nick Warnecke WS aug&ohr medien L German w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
Rodrigo, a young man who is deaf living in the slums of Brazilian city Recife, installs car stereos to make money for himself and his daughter. Gradually piecing together his life, the film paints a touching portrait of an optimistic man rising above everything life throws at him. ... D/S Gabriel ... Read more
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal, hand-drawn animation. Obtuse, atmospheric and engaging. ... D/P/S/WS Merlin Flügel L no dialogue TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
"Elena is one of the most moving, heartrending cinematic experiences I've ever had. Of unusual beauty, it's a film we keep turning to for a long time. It's a must see!" - Walter Salles ... Brazilian director Petra Costa turns an inconsolable memory into a decidedly intimate documentary that echoes ... Read more
What is time? A reality? An illusion? A concept? These questions lie at the heart of visionary filmmaker Peter Mettler's latest work. ... Peter Mettler was last seen at MIFF in 2010 with Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands, a stunning, word-free visual essay on the ugliness of ... Read more
Escher’s Universe is based on the life and work of Maurits Cornelis Escher. Was he an artist, an astronomer, a mathematician, a traveller? ... This show takes audiences into the artist’s studio where his most iconic works are displayed. It visits Escher’s particular universe ... Read more
"A violent, funny and disconcerting vision of a familial argument turned into actual slugfest." – RogerEbert.com ... Divorced father Marius, a man packing more than literal baggage, plans to take his daughter Sofia camping. But when he picks the girl up from her mother's apartment ... Read more
A collection of abstract and avant-garde films that experiment with film in form, content and style. ... Read more
"Intelligent and enjoyably outrageous ... turns nudity into a source of empowerment on both sides of the footlights." - Variety ... Over a career spanning more than 30 years, New York underground filmmaker Beth B has delighted in burrowing down into the most discomfiting and revealing crevices of ... Read more
The untold story of Nevil Shute's famed novel On The Beach and the film of the same name. ... Acclaimed British-Australian novelist Nevil Shute's best-known work, On The Beach is widely considered one of the most significant anti-war novels of the 20th century. Written in the aftermath of the ... Read more
A short animation about arranged marriage from a contemporary Afghan perspective. Winner of the Best Middle School Animation in the 2012 ATOM Awards. ... Not in competition. ... All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Office of Film and Literature ... Read more
Two girls far from home pass through an empty urban landscape in this gentle, moving tale of companionship and solitude. ... D/P/S Audrey Lam TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
"Shines a damning light on the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but ignorant assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy." - Variety ... In the wake of a disaster as devastating as the 2010 Haiti earthquake it's inevitable that even the most altruistic ... Read more
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness. ... In 17th-century England, a group of deserters flees a raging battle through the English countryside. They are soon caught by a man who insists they help him uncover a treasure buried in the middle of a field. As they feast on wild mushrooms, the group ... Read more
"All these boy bands out there making a ton of money, they just swipe their shit from the Descendents." - Keith Morris (Black Flag, OFF!) ... Would the likes of Green Day and Blink 182 have existed were it not for Californian punk-pop band the Descendents? Unlikely, according to this entertaining ... Read more
"The product of three years in the editing room, the playful pic consists of quick cuts from more than 450 classics of world cinema, artfully collaged to tell a love story. " - Variety ... This formidably edited compilation film about what happens when the ultimate man meets the ultimate woman is ... Read more
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