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Films In 2009

LA PIVELLINA (Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, 2009)
“A bittersweet yet often joyful paean to the pleasures and perils of family life.” - Eye Weekly ... Even when you're part of a circus troupe, there's not a lot to do in the midst of a dreary Roma… Read more

LAND OF MADNESS (Luc Moullet, 2009)
A playful investigation (with a twist) into madness and murder in an isolated region in the south of France. ... A native of the Southern Alps, New Wave filmmaker Luc Moullet noted that cases of ment… Read more

Lars and Peter (Daniel Borgman, 2009)
Lars just wants his family to be happy, but with his mother gone and his father grieving he feels more alone than ever. ... --- D/S Daniel Borgman P Katja Adomeit WS Katja Adomeit L Danish w/English … Read more

Last Supper, The- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Angus Sampson, 2009)
The most famous work lunch of all time, but what happened beforehand? Directed by Angus Sampson. ... --- D Angus Sampson P Juliana Chin, Michelle Fillery, Miranda Colman S Angus Sampson WS Laneway Pr… Read more

LE DONK & SCOR-ZAY-ZEE (Shane Meadows, 2009)
“Like a cross between This Is Spinal Tap and Steve Coogan's sitcom Saxondale.” - Independent ... A rollicking rock mockumentary from Shane Meadows (This is England, MIFF 07; Somers Town, MIFF 08)… Read more

LEBANON (Samuel Maoz, 2009)
Winner of the Golden Lion for best film at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. ... There are no heroes in this war drama. Based on writer/director Samuel Maoz's experience as a soldier during the 1982 Leb… Read more

LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY (Ben Russell, 2009)
A startling pilgrimage from the modern to the historical unfolds across the tropical landscape of Suriname. ... This extraordinary feature debut from artist and experimental filmmaker Ben Russell (wh… Read more

LIBERTY OF NORTON FOLGATE, THE (Julien Temple, 2009)
“Madness have made the album of their career.” - Mojo ... Iconic UK ska band Madness is at it again - after over a decade of silence, they've released The Liberty of Norton Folgate, a sweeping lo… Read more

LIFE DURING WARTIME (Todd Solondz, 2009)
“Profound in its funny hipness, it shows Solondz as the true heir to Woody Allen, albeit on a far kinkier and politically/socially engaged level.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A decade on from the sq… Read more

LIKE A DREAM (Clara Law, 2009)
In his dreams, she appears as an otherworldly beauty. In reality, she 's a brassy country girl. Which version of this woman does he love? ... A Chinese man (played by Hong Kong superstar Daniel Wu) l… Read more

LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL (Hong Sangsoo, 2009)
“Film festivals and cinema workshops come across as hotbeds of drunken brawls, fulsome schmoozing and adulterous sex.” - Hollywood Reporter ... In a self-reflexive jibe, filmmaker Hong Sang-soo (… Read more

LITTLE JOE (Nicole Haeusser, 2009)
“He forever changed male sexuality in cinema.” - John Waters ... Propelled to underground stardom as the naked stud in the Warhol/Morrissey films Flesh, Trash and Heat, ‘Little' Joe Dallesandro… Read more

LOLA (Brillante Mendoza, 2009)
“Though arthritic and weary, these two gray panthers offer a sharp, unsentimental portrait of cunning and determination.” - Village Voice ... In the permanently flooded district of Malabon in Man… Read more

Long Live The New Flesh (Nicolas Provost, 2009)
Nicolas Provost uses existing classic horror films and creates a new horror where each scene devours the last. ... --- ... D/P/S Nicolas Provost TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Nicolas Provost TD 35mm… Read more

LOOKING FOR ERIC (Ken Loach, 2009)
Due to circumstances beyond MIFF's control, LOOKING FOR ERIC will no longer screen at the festival. See here for details. ... “Ken Loach in feelgood mode.” - Independent ... Former soccer star Er… Read more

LOURDES (Jessica Hausner, 2009)
“Sly and suggestive, Lourdes is a cosmic black comedy that bumps up against the metaphysical.” - Time Out New York ... Skeptical multiple sclerosis sufferer Christine (Sylvie Testud) claims she i… Read more

LOVED ONES, THE (Sean Byrne, 2009)
Set to a scorching soundtrack, The Loved Ones is a vivid, sexy, fun, relentlessly attacking rollercoaster that takes the conventions of the genre and then runs them off the rails. ... As the school f… Read more

LOVING FRIEND, A (Kerry Negara, 2009)
In his posthumously published diaries, Australian artist Donald Friend made shocking admissions of sexual liaisons with children across Asia and the Torres Strait, though many among the arts elite of… Read more

Madagascar, Carney de Voyage (Bastien Dubois, 2009)
The travelogue of a lone western tourist in Madagascar dances off the page and brings colorful local customs to life. ... --- ... D/S Bastien Dubois P Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu WS Sacreble… Read more

MAI MAI MIRACLE (Sunao Katabuchi, 2009)
'As beautifully illustrated as a Monet landscape painting.'- Hollywood Reporter ... Adapted from Nobuko Takagi's autobiographical novel about growing up in rural post-war Japan, Mai Mai Miracle is a … Read more

MAKING SAMSON & DELILAH (Beck Cole, 2009)
The fascinating story behind the making of one of the year's most acclaimed Australian films. ... A director, a producer, two teenage actors, a small crew and six weeks in the desert. Throw in an obs… Read more

MAMMUTH (Benoît Delépine, Gustave de Kervern, 2009)
Gérard Depardieu heads up a consummate laugh-fest as a retiree on the road trip of his life. ... Offbeat French directing duo Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern generated loads of laughs … Read more

Man of the North- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Marcelo Martinessi, 2009)
When the revolution is over and the poor are left with nothing a mysterious lone rider appears. ... --- D/S Marcelo Martinessi P Gabriela Sabate WS Mira L Guarani w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 Read more

MAN WHO CAME WITH THE SNOW, THE (Marzieh Meshkini, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 2009)
A directorial collaboration between prolific writer/filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Kandahar) and his wife, Marziyeh Meshkini (Stray Dogs). ... 1992. Somewhere in the former Soviet Union. A man enters a… Read more

MARK (Mike Hoolboom, 2009)
“The impossible happened, the thing that was never supposed to occur.” - filmmaker Mike Hoolboom ... Experimental filmmaker Mike Hoolboom dives into deeply personal territory in this moving docum… Read more

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