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"A fascinatingly fractured glimpse into a disengaged mind … quite unlike any documentary seen before." – Variety ... Edwin Honig was a prominent literary critic and university profe… Read more

Flight of the Pompadour (Karan Kandhari, 2012)
An awkward young man heads out for the night, on a mission to fit in, find acceptance, and get his hair styled the right way. ... D/S Karan Kandhari P Ben Murray WS Tomboy Films L no dialogue TD 35mm… Read more

FLOWER GIRL, The (Choe Ik Kyu,Hak Pak, 1972)
Widely regarded as the most important North Korean film ever made, The Flower Girl is a technicolour epic of race, rebellion and revolutionary zeal. ... Based on an opera reported to have been writte… Read more

Flytopia (Karni Arieli,Saul Freed, 2012)
A dark fantastical adaptation of a Will Self story featuring an original score by Adrian Utley from Portishead. A man enters into a pact with the insect inhabitants of his rural cottage to receive an… Read more

For Dorian (Rodrigo Barriuso, 2012)
Oliver is struggling with the sexual awakening of his teenage son Dorian, who has Down syndrome. A story about learning to let go. ... D/S Rodrigo Barriuso P Davina Rimmer WS El Pensiamento Films TD … Read more

FOR THOSE IN PERIL (Paul Wright, 2013)
Sometimes the survivor must forever follow the dead. ... In a remote Scottish fishing village, a young loner named Aaron finds himself the only survivor of a tragic boating accident that has killed h… Read more

FOXFIRE (Laurent Cantet, 2012)
"A heartfelt, naturalistic period drama." – Hollywood Reporter ... In 1950s upstate New York, the prospects are limited for a teenage girl. But when the unassuming Maddy becomes involved w… Read more

FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach, 2012)
"An exhilarating black-and-white New York seriocomedy … with a stellar star turn by co-writer Greta Gerwig." – Hollywood Reporter ... Frances is a 20-something dance apprentice who has p… Read more

"A fascinating slice out of a turbulent time in American history." – Indiewire ... This gripping feature documentary chronicles how Angela Davis, a young UCLA philosophy lecturer, became o… Read more

Freia and the Wannabe Indians (Carl Javér, 2013)
Fourteen-year-old Freia grew up and lives in an alternative community, but now she's starting to ask herself what sort of life she wants to live. ... D/S Carl Javér P Fredrik Lange WS Vilda Bo… Read more

Friday Tigers (Aidee Walker, 2013)
A young mother struggling with the pressures of study and a dysfunctional relationship finds comfort in the make-believe world she shares with her daughter. ... D Aidee Walker P Julia Parnell WS NZ F… Read more

FRUITVALE STATION (Ryan Coogler, 2013)
Oscar Grant's death was immortalised on camera, another casualty of urban unrest. This is his life. ... Inspired by a senseless police shooting in Oakland in the first hours of 2009, and produced by … Read more

MIFF is excited to again present a special program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. Located at Scienceworks, the Planetarium features a 16-metre domed ceiling, reclin… Read more

MIFF is excited to again present a special program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. Located at Scienceworks, the Planetarium features a 16-metre domed ceiling, reclin… Read more

GALORE (Rhys Graham, 2013)
As four teens navigate the flashpoint of adolescent relationships, their lives will be forever scarred by a tragedy that engulfs their city. ... Teenagers Billie and Laura, who live in Canberra's sub… Read more

GEBO AND THE SHADOW (Manoel de Oliveira, 2012)
"Every shot is a tour de force of precision that leans toward pure hallucination." - Cinema Scope ... At the age of 104, the indefatigable Manoel de Oliveira (The Strange Case of Angelica, MIFF 2010)… Read more

Ghost Train (James Fleming,Kelly Hucker, 2013)
A compelling and unsettling documentary, Ghost Train introduces us to an elderly man whose wife is hospitalised with dementia. Struggling to cope, he visits Dracula's theatre restaurant, where he for… Read more

Gift, The (Lloyd Harvey,Spencer Harvey, 2013)
Charlie has cerebral palsy and wants to lose his virginity for his 16th birthday. However, his mother is not comfortable with the arrangements that his father and brother have made. ... D/S Spencer H… Read more

GINGER AND ROSA (Sally Potter, 2012)
"Lovely and devastating, challenging yet worthwhile, Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa may be the English filmmaker's best since Orlando." - The Playlist ... It's London, 1962. Born in the same hospital o… Read more

"The imaginative twists, histrionic inventions, and decorative whimsy have a winningly ingenuous and energetic cleverness." – The New Yorker ... When the girlfriend of sex-obsessed graphic desi… Read more

GLORIA (Sebastián Lelio, 2012)
"Sebastián Lelio's enormously satisfying spell inside the head and heart of a middle-aged woman never puts a foot wrong." - Hollywood Reporter ... Santiago divorcée and 58-year-old moth… Read more

GOOD VIBRATIONS (Glenn Leyburn,Lisa Barros D'Sa, 2012)
When the Troubles divided Belfast, one man discovered the music to unite a generation. ... Good Vibrations was a record store, a label and the life of Terri Hooley - Ireland's Godfather of Punk. And … Read more

Gore Vidal savaged the establishment throughout an extraordinary life atop the crest of the American Century. ... As a novelist, critic, playwright, activist, bon vivant and all-round celebrity intel… Read more

GREAT ESCAPE, The (John Sturges, 1963)
"As long as there are movies, The Great Escape should always be seen ... It's impossible to tire of." – Empire ... Bringing together the biggest stars of its day – Charles Brons… Read more

GRIGRIS (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2013)
"The emerging master of African cinema ... the director's compassion shines out, and so does the charisma of Souleymane Deme." – Guardian ... By night the man known as Grigris is a legend,… Read more

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