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Films In 2011

HERE (Braden King, 2011)
"Packs an unexpectedly powerful emotional punch. It's the road-trip romance reinvented, remapped." - Village Voice ... Will Shepard (Ben Foster, The Messenger, MIFF 2010) is a cartographer travelling… Read more

HIMIZU (Sion Sono, 2011)
“A dark masterpiece.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... One of Japan's ambassadors of extreme cinema, Sion Sono (Cold Fish, MIFF 11; Guilty of Romance, MIFF 11) turns his hand to restagin… Read more

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (R18+) (Jason Eisener, 2011)
"You and me are goin' on a car-ride to hell... and you're riding shotgun!" ... At the end of the line in a crime-ridden city, a hobo is looking for a fresh start. What he finds is an urban hell run b… Read more

I AM ELEVEN (Genevieve Bailey, 2011)
A global glimpse into the tumultuous, evolving experience of being 11 years old. ... Filmmaker Genevieve Bailey spent four years travelling the world talking to 11-year-olds to compose this gentle, f… Read more

I WISH (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011)
“A witty, involving, upbeat story about kids and the miracle of life... delightful and uplifting.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Eleven-year-old Koichi and nine-year-old Ryunosuke are as close as brot… Read more

I'M NOT DEAD YET (Janine Hosking, 2011)
Meet Chad Morgan, the dentally challenged king of Australian country music. ... For almost 60 years, Chad Morgan has been one of country Australia's quintessential and most beloved troubadours. A man… Read more

If I Dance Will It Keep Me Warm? (Daniel Koerner, 2011)
The life of a cake shop worker might seem dull and routine, but her imagination turns the world into a strange and dangerous place. ... D/S Daniel Koerner P Virginia Kay WS Plot Media TD digibeta/2011 Read more

In (Adam Berg, 2011)
A search for a dropped toy uncovers a mysterious tunnel in this uncanny debut film from award winning music video and commercial director Adam Berg. ... D Adam Berg P Magdalena Jangard, Kristina Wibo… Read more

INNOCENT SATURDAY (Alexander Mindadze, 2011)
"(An) often mesmerising tableau of a dance of death." - Screen International ... Saturday April 26th, 1986. In the 36 hours following the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Communist party m… Read more

INTO THE ABYSS (Werner Herzog, 2011)
“A disquieting, heartbreaking look at American crime and punishment.” - Hollywood Reporter ... In 2001 two young Texan men were convicted of a horrific triple murder. One received a life sentence… Read more

It is Nothing (Nicolas Roy, 2011)
Michael lives with his daughter Marie. Today, their monotonous life takes a dramatic turn. ... In competition at Cannes 2011. ... D/S Nicolas Roy P Mena"c Raoul, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette WS Travel… Read more

This tribute to radical Japanese writer-director Masao Adachi is the first in a series of retrospectives from filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux (A Lake, MIFF 2009). ... Grandrieux's incendiary series is … Read more

It's Him...Terry Lim! (Angus Sampson, 2011)
Industrial chemist. Martial artist. Film extra. Father. Teacher. Poet. Pensioner. Warrior. One man. One life. It's him... Terry Lim! ... D Angus Sampson P Jo de Fina TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more

It's Such A Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt, 2011)
MIFF favourite Don Hertzfeldt (The Meaning of Life, MIFF 05; Billy's Balloon, MIFF 99), returns with this mixed-media stick figure animation about a man with acquired brain damage. Hertzfeldt's most … Read more

ITALY: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT (Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazi, 2011)
You have to focus on the beautiful if you're going to live in Italy. ... The lease on their apartment is up and Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi (Suddenly, Last Winter) must decide whether to stay in It… Read more

JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR (Billy Bob Thornton, 2011)
“It's ambitious enough to aim at polished, intelligent character drama, and pulls it off successfully.” - The Guardian ... Actor Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) takes his seat in the director's … Read more

“Jean Epstein disappeared over half a century ago… but the aura of Epstein, defender of great ecstasies, has only continued to grow.” - Cinema historian Nicole Brenez ... Jean Epstein: You… Read more

JEONJU DIGITAL PROJECT 2011 (Jean-Marie Straub, Claire Denis, José Luis Guerín, 2011)
Each year, the Jeonju International Film Festival commissions three filmmakers to create low budget digital shorts to premiere for its annual highlight - the Jeonju Digital Project. ... With An Heir,… Read more

JESS + MOSS (Clay Jeter, 2011)
The preciousness of youth and all of its disasters. ... Jess, 18, and Moss, 12, spend a lazy summer together on a derelict farm in rural Kentucky. With their families strangely absent, the pair occup… Read more

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (David Gelb, 2011)
"A paean to perfectionism and a crafty bit of food porn." - Hollywood Reporter ... Jiro Ono is the oldest chef in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars, and at 85 remains monomaniacally devote… Read more

Joey (John Evagora, 2011)
John Evagora follows up his MIFF Best Short Film award winning 296 Smith Street (MIFF 08) with another portrayal of Melbourne's fringe population, this time focusing on a professional shoplifter. ...… Read more

KAUWBOY (Boudewijn Koole, 2011)
“Balances sweet and sour in just the right doses” - Variety ... Ten-year-old Jojo lives alone with his security guard father, a sometimes erratic man of few words. Missing his absent mother, a co… Read more

KHODORKOVSKY (Cyril Tuschi, 2011)
"For me, as for anybody, it is hard to live in prison, and I do not want to die here. But if I have to, I will have no hesitation. What I believe in is worth dying for." - Mikhail Khodorkovsky ... On… Read more

KILL LIST (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
Ben Wheatley follows up his deft debut Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) with a cross-genre gem that starts as a sedate suburban drama before driving off the rails completely. ... Jay is having a tough time -… Read more

KILLER JOE (William Friedkin, 2011)
A totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck murder story. ... Killer Joe may mark director William Friedkin's (The French Connection, The Exorcist) return to filmmaking after a five-year absence (la… Read more

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