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Mooncake and Crab (Heng Tang, 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, MI… Read more

MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson, 2011)
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 an… Read more

Moving Stories (Nicolas Provost, 2011)
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 embarkin… Read more

My Bow Breathing (Enrico Maria Artale, 2011)
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… Read more

NANA (Valerie Massadian, 2011)
“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 … Read more

Nanocam, a trip into biodiversity (Roberto Girón, 2011)
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 app… Read more

Narcocorrido (Ryan Prows, 2011)
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 Ry… Read more

NATURAL SELECTION (Robbie Pickering, 2011)
"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,… Read more

No One is Illegal (Ho Yuhang, 2011)
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 su… Read more

Nullarbor (Alistair Lockhart, Patrick Sarell, 2011)
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 … Read more

OK Breathe Auralee (Brooke Pepion Swaney, 2011)
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… Read more

ON BORROWED TIME (David Bradbury, 2011)
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 c… Read more

ON THE SLY (MA15+) (Olivier Ringer, 2011)
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… Read more

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
"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 t… Read more

OPERATION 8 (Errol Wright, Abi King-Jones, 2011)
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 N… Read more

OSLO, 31. AUGUST (Joachim Trier, 2011)
“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 … Read more

OUR IDIOT BROTHER (Jesse Peretz, 2011)
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… Read more

OUTSIDE SATAN (Bruno Dumont, 2011)
"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 accompanie… Read more

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES (Andrew Rossi, 2011)
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 unpr… Read more

PALACES OF PITY (Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt, 2011)
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 Gab… Read more

PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) (Grant Gee, 2011)
"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 i… Read more

Peekaboo (Damien Power, 2011)
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 Film… Read more

Perished (Aaron McCann, Stefan Androv Radanovich, 2011)
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 m… Read more

PERSECUTION BLUES: THE BATTLE FOR THE TOTE (Natalie van den Dungen, 2011)
"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 cheris… Read more

PINK RIBBONS, INC. (Léa Pool, 2011)
“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 perm… Read more

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