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Films Screened In 2013

A collection of the finest and most acclaimed short films from around the globe. ... Read more

Irish Folk Furniture (Tony Donoghue, 2012)
Best Short Animation winner at Sundance, Tony Donoghue's (A Film From My Parish: 6 Farms, MIFF 2009) Irish Folk Furniture is an enchanting, visually delightful look at the culture and social history … Read more

IT FELT LIKE LOVE (Eliza Hittman, 2013)
"An affecting study of female adolescence and unrequited longing ... one of the most involving and sensually lush debuts in recent memory." – Cinema Scope ... Summer in Brooklyn and wide-e… Read more

Iyeza (Kudzanai Chiurai, 2012)
A bold allegory on The Last Supper, Zimbabwean-born multimedia artist Kudzanai Chiurai's Iyeza is an absorbing, powerful piece of cinematic painting exploring the violence at the heart of what Chiura… Read more

J N (Reha Erdem, 2013)
"Visually stunning, vividly emotional." - Variety ... From award-winning director Reha Erdem (Kosmos, MIFF 2010; Times and Winds, MIFF 2007) comes Jîn, the story of a young Kurdish rebel who br… Read more

JIMMY P (Arnaud Desplechin, 2013)
"The Blackfoot believed that dreams foretold the future. We think that dreams shed a little light on the past." ... Benicio Del Toro stars alongside Mathieu Amalric in this intriguing and subtle dram… Read more

JOHN DIES AT THE END (Don Coscarelli, 2012)
"Joyously heterodox in its method, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mélange of sci-fi, black comedy, and action, with disquieting body-horror sight gags that at times recall David Cronenberg… Read more

Jury (Kim Dong-ho, 2012)
Kim Ho-dong has been on the jury for more than 40 film festivals, giving him a unique insight into the process that he hilariously skewers in this satirical, self-aware look at film festivals and the… Read more

Just Before Losing Everything (Xavier Legrand, 2012)
A young boy skipping school hides under a bridge. A teenage girl in tears waits by a bus stop. Both are picked up by a woman who drives to a supermarket that becomes the setting for a nail-biting thr… Read more

JUVENILE OFFENDER (Kang Yi-kwan, 2012)
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Film Festival. ... When 16-year-old Ji-gu gets out of juvenile detention, he's shocked to discover that Hyo-seung, the mother he long thought dead, is al… Read more

Keep a Modest Head (Deco Dawson, 2012)
Through a stunning blend of animation, experimentation and documentary, Deco Dawson presents this wonderfully innovative and suitably surrealist tribute to Jean Benoît, the final living memb… Read more

Kilpisj rvell (Axel Straschnoy, )
Kilpisjärvellä presents the Northern Lights as they are experienced by someone watching them from the ground. ... The film follows two cameramen working to record the lights on video as the… Read more

LA MAISON DE LA RADIO (Nicolas Philibert, 2013)
"A film about radio is a little unnatural: how can you film radio without shattering its mystery?" - Director Nicolas Philibert ... One of the strengths of radio is surely how our reception of it, im… Read more

LA POINTE COURTE (Agnes Varda, 1955)
"One of the very first manifestations of nouvelle vague ... a remarkably assured, gutsy and conceptually ostentatious piece of filmmaking." – Time Out London ... In 1954, an unknown young … Read more

LAST TIME I SAW MACAO, The (João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, 2012)
"Chris Marker, James Bond, film noir, B-movies, sci-fi. [We] like to see the film as being influenced by all of them, but also as if we started from zero." – filmmakers João Pedro R… Read more

Last Time I Saw Richard, The (Nicholas Verso, 2013)
A troubled young man at a mental health institution gets a quiet new roommate. The pair become close friends, bonded over a mutual threat that may or may not be real. ... D/S Nicholas Verso P John Mo… Read more

LE JOLI MAI (Chris Marker,Pierre Lhomme, 1963)
"What distinguishes the film most … is its wit, both verbal and visual, so that it is simultaneously illuminating and funny." – Time Out London ... It's May 1962, and with the end o… Read more

LES APACHES (Thierry de Peretti, 2013)
"If Larry Clark went to Corsica and made a film, it might look an awful lot like Apaches ... a sexy adolescent thriller that masks much darker themes than its sunburnt style might suggest." - Variety… Read more

LESSON OF THE EVIL (Takashi Miike, 2012)
Takashi Miike – Japan's undisputed master of mayhem – makes his triumphant return to the blood-strewn savagery that made his name. ... In an unassuming Japanese high school, you… Read more

LEVIATHAN (Lucien Castaing-Taylor,Valérie Donzelli, 2012)
"Truly spectacular, an optic-aural overload." - Cinema Scope ... An awe-inspiring, immersive film that puts audiences onboard the monster alluded to in the film's title - a commercial fishing vessel … Read more

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013)
"A piercing, tender poem about the bittersweet ebb and flow of paternal love." - The Telegraph ... Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori, and six-… Read more

Like Rabbits Sticky Ends chap 2 (Osman Cerfon, 2012)
People come to the fair ground for all types of fun, but the bad-luck spreading, melancholic fish-headed man puts an end to that. ... D Osman Cerfon P Franck Ekinci, Camille Serceau S Osman Cerfon, C… Read more

LOVELACE (Jeffery Friedman,Rob Epstein, 2012)
"The lurid celebrity and sordid aftermath of the brief career of the world's first porn star is vividly, if not explicitly, etched in Lovelace." - Hollywood Reporter ... Raised in a strict religious … Read more

LUNARCY (Simon Ennis, 2012)
"Eventually there has to be one person who is the first ever to leave the planet Earth with no intention of ever returning. I realised there was no reason I shouldn't be that person." - Christopher C… Read more

The true story of Melbourne's most iconic street, as told by the men and women who made it. ... After the disaster of World War II, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne –&n… Read more

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