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Films In 2011

Chinese-born Crystal prepares a traditional meal of mooncake and crab for her new Anglo-Australian family, while secretly mourning the departure of her lover. By director Heng Tang (The Last Chip, MIFF 2006). ... D Heng Tang P Lauren Edwards S Isabelle Li L English, Mandarin w/ English subtitles TD ... Read more
Wes Anderson returns with a tale of inclement weather, off-kilter community and (very) young love. ... It's the 1960s and on a small island off the coast of New England, eccentric 12-year-olds Sam and Suzy fall in love and decide to run away. With a storm brewing offshore, the sleepy town is thrown ... Read more
Nicolas Provost (Long Live The New Flesh, MIFF 10 Best Experimental Short Film) returns with a fusion of stock footage and dialogue from a cult 1980s film to tell the story of a young couple embarking on an adventure at 30,000 feet. ... D/P Nicolas Provost TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
An archer uses her skill and discipline with the bow and arrow to extract a violent revenge on those who wronged her. ... D/S Enrico Maria Artale P Elisabetta Bruscolini L Italian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
“The power of myth pervades Nana, without ever tipping into the fantastic or upsetting its hewn naturalism." - Cinema Scope ... Four-year-old Nana lives with her mother in bucolic isolation in the French countryside. Irrepressibly independent, Nana hardly seems to notice when, one day, her mama ... Read more
Nanocam, a trip into biodiversity is the fulldome show that shrinks you down to the size of an insect and flies you through the eye of a needle. It offers a unique, motivating, didactic and funny approach to living things that has never been seen like this before. A planetarium, two young guys ... Read more
With nothing to lose, a gravely ill border cop robs a cartel shipment. Things spiral out of control resulting in an explosive finale in this narcocorrido - Mexican drug ballad - made real. ... D/S Ryan Prows P Onye Anyanwu L Spanish, English w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
"It is hard not to love this film. A pitchperfect satire of marriage and morality, a perversely satisfying romance... and, above all, the best sort of comedy." - New York Magazine ... When childless, devout Christian Abe suffers a stroke while making a 'donation' at a sperm bank, his long-suffering ... Read more
Ho Yuhang sets out to interview a group of Indonesians who want to invade his home country of Malaysia. ... D Ho Yuhang P Mandy Marahimin, Lorna Tee S Prima Rusdi, Ho Yuhang L Indonesian w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
Road rage, nicotine withdrawal and generational conflict feature in this animated journey along Australia's longest and straightest stretch of desert road. ... D/S Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell P Daryl Munton, Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Patrick Sarell WS The Lampshade Collective TD HD ... Read more
A young woman who wants to have a baby is torn between her reluctant boyfriend and a stranger who may link her to her past. ... Screens as part of the Blackfella Shorts package. ... D/S Brooke Pepion Swaney P Emily Ray Reese TD HD Cam/2011 ... ... Proudly presented by ... ... ... Read more
Documentarian David Bradbury brings us an affectionate portrait of the life and work of venerated Australian director Paul Cox. ... Arguably one of the most important filmmakers to come out of this country, and certainly one of the most prolific, director Paul Cox (Salvation, MIFF 2008; Human ... Read more
In a not-so far away land, not-so long ago, lived an ordinary little girl called Cathy... ... Suspecting she is invisible to her parents, six-year-old Cathy decides to test the theory by disappearing into the forest. And so begins an extraordinary adventure - with a little help from Cathy's ... Read more
"A deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory." - Hollywood Reporter ... As they drive through the Anatolian countryside looking for the body of a dead man, a policeman, a prosecutor and the two men who have confessed to the killing talk and joke with each other, gradually revealing the ... Read more
How did the search for Osama bin Laden become a global witch-hunt for political dissenters - reaching even to the South Pacific? ... In 2007, the excesses of the post-9/11 War on Terror hit home in New Zealand, when the government staged a coordinated series of raids on activists across the ... Read more
“An intimate portrait of the end of the world. – Variety ... Anders has almost completed his drug rehabilitation in rural Norway. To aid his recovery, he is permitted to visit Oslo for a day to attend a job interview. Taking advantage of this, he revisits people from his past life and ... Read more
Every family has an idiot. ... An endearing performance from Paul Rudd supercharges this comedy about well-meaning man-child Ned Rochlin, whose blundering optimism sets him on a collision course with his family. ... Jailed for selling pot, Ned finds upon his release from prison he that he's been ... Read more
"Maddening, pretentious, hypnotic and transcendent in roughly equal measure" - Variety ... On France's windswept Côte d'Opale, The Guy, toting a rifle, roams the desolate landscape. He is accompanied by a goth-styled waif, The Girl. Together, these strange travelling companions lurch between ... Read more
A fascinating look at the inner-workings of one of the world's most respected newspapers. ... At a time when the print industry is suffering a massive decline, filmmaker Andrew Rossi was granted unprecedented access to the nerve-centre of The New York Times's operations over a 12-month period ... Read more
A richly symbolic, absurdly comic parable of Portugal's historical burden of guilt and oppression. ... Winners of the Best Experimental Short at MIFF 11 for A History of Mutual Respect, directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt return with a genre-defying film following two teenagers and their ... Read more
"It is as if he is playing a game of patience, as if the right arrangement of images were the key to a trauma." - Filmmaker Grant Gee ... Following the success of his documentaries on British music iconoclasts Joy Division and Radiohead, Grant Gee becomes the first filmmaker to explore the work of ... Read more
A mother fears the worst when her daughter goes missing after playing with a strange man. ... Stars Justine Clarke (Tangle, Look Both Ways). ... D/S Damien Power P Joe Weatherstone WS Hypergiant Films TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
Alone and low on supplies amidst a zombie outbreak, a man struggles to survive. Locked inside a storage shed, he must rebuild his inner strength to escape. ... Screens with [REC] Genesis (Spain, 80 mins). ... D/P/S Aaron McCann, Stefan Androv Radanovich TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
"The Tote is as important to the history of Australian rock'n'roll as New York's CBGB's was to punk." - Mess + Noise ... Persecution Blues is Natalie van den Dungen's love letter to The Tote's cherished place within the Melbourne music community. From the little Collingwood pub's riotous 21st ... Read more
“Indignant and subversive, Pink Ribbons, Inc. resoundingly pops the shiny pink balloon of the breast cancer movement/industry, debunking the ‘comfortable lies' and corporate double-talk that permeate the massive and thus-far-ineffectual campaign against [the] disease.” - Variety ... Pink ... Read more
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