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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 (Lucio Fulci, 1972)
"Don't Torture a Duckling is [Fulci's] best entry in the giallo pantheon, and a shocking preview of his gory excesses to come." – ... A big-city reporter (Tomas Milian) and a w… Read more

Double Fikret (Haiyang Wang, 2012)
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 Ar… Read more

Double Graffiti (Paul Winkler, 2012)
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… Read more

DOWNLOADED (Alex Winter, 2012)
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 plunde… Read more

DRAGON GIRLS (Inigo Westmeier, 2012)
"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 T… Read more

DRINKING BUDDIES (Joe Swanberg, 2013)
"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 p… Read more

EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY (Antoine Bourges, 2012)
"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 th… Read more

EAST, The (Zal Batmanglij, 2013)
"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 grippi… Read more

Eat (Moritz Krämer, 2012)
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 … Read more

Ebb and Flow (Gabriel Mascaro, 2012)
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 … Read more

ECHO (Merlin Flügel, 2012)
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 (Petra Costa, 2012)
"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 … Read more

END OF TIME, The (Peter Mettler, 2012)
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: … Read more

Escher s Universe (Ernesto Páramo, )
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 … Read more

"A violent, funny and disconcerting vision of a familial argument turned into actual slugfest." – ... Divorced father Marius, a man packing more than literal baggage, plans … Read more

A collection of abstract and avant-garde films that experiment with film in form, content and style. ... Read more

EXPOSED (Beth B., 2013)
"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 fil… Read more

FALLOUT (Lawrence Johnston, 2013)
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 on… Read more

Family of Weddings, A (Cath Murphy, 2012)
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… Read more

Faraways (Audrey Lam, 2012)
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

FATAL ASSISTANCE (Raoul Peck, 2013)
"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 dis… Read more

FIELD IN ENGLAND, A (Ben Wheatley, 2013)
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… 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 w… 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 formi… Read more

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