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Films In 2012

BECOMING TRAVIATA (Philippe Béziat, 2012)
"Riveting ... A treat for fans of opera, the performing arts, and documentaries about process." - Variety ... A film for anyone interested in the creative process and the collaborative nature of thea… Read more

BEHIND THE CAMERA (E J-yong, 2012)
A who's who of Korea's film scene come together in the scathingly self-aware new mockumentary from rising star E J-yong (The Actresses, MIFF 2009). ... As the cast and crew of an unnamed new film arr… Read more

BEKAS (Karzan Kader, 2012)
Two brothers. One donkey. On a mission to find Superman. ... In 1990, two Kurdish orphans catch a glimpse of a Superman film screening and set off to find the hero they believe has the power to fix a… Read more

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Peter Strickland, 2012)
“[Strickland is] a British director who is independent in the truest sense.” - The Guardian ... Director Peter Strickland (Katalin Varga, MIFF 09) lifts the curtain on cinematic sound production … Read more

BEST OFFER, The (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2012)
There is always something authentic concealed in every forgery. ... MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush stars alongside Donald Sutherland, Jim Sturgess and newcomer Sylvie Hoeks in this mystery drama set in a … Read more

BESTIAIRE (Denis Côté, 2012)
“I wanted to make a very simple and a very naïve film on the interactions between human beings and animals.” - filmmaker Denis Côté ... At the same time a compelling meditation and a bizar… Read more

BEWARE OF MR BAKER (Jay Bulger, 2012)
“Ginger Baker just hit me in the f***ing nose.” - Jay Bulger, director ... Wild, cantankerous, and given to rock ‘n' roll excess, Ginger Baker is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest … Read more

BEYOND THE HILLS (Cristian Mungiu, 2012)
“A brilliant, scary portrayal of irrationality and fear in Europe's dark heart.” - The Guardian ... When twenty-something Alina arrives in Moldavia to remove her childhood friend Voichita from an… Read more

Black Balloon, The (Benny Safdie,Josh Safdie, 2012)
Josh Safdie (The Pleasure of Being Robbed, MIFF 2008) and his brother Benny's playfully timeless tribute to Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon is a charming fantasy following a rogue black balloon th… Read more

BLACKBIRD (Jason Buxton, 2012)
"I was angry, I wrote things down. Stupid, not dangerous." ... In a culture of fear, the line between victim and aggressor becomes hard to trace. But Sean, a high-school outcast, finds himself on the… Read more

Blackbuster (SF Tusa, 2012)
A pirated-DVD seller in love with the daughter of the local pub owner imagines moments from his life as scenes from classic films, with a big song and dance finale. ... Screens as part of the Blackfe… Read more

BLANCANIEVES (Pablo Berger, 2012)
"A love letter to 1920s European silent film, liberally mixing humor and melodrama." - Hollywood Reporter ... The Brothers Grimm get a sumptuous reinvention in Blancanieves, the new silent, black-and… Read more

BROKEN (Rufus Norris, 2012)
A heartwarming exploration of what makes people break down and the love that might heal and restore. ... Eleven-year-old Skunk Cunningham lives in North London with her older brother Jed, dad Archie … Read more

BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, The (Felix van Groeningen, 2012)
"Intensely moving … a bracing emotional roller coaster." - Hollywood Reporter ... A huge hit in its native Belgium and winner of the Berlin Panorama's Audience Award, Felix van Groeningen's (T… Read more

Butterflies (Isabel Peppard, 2012)
Claire has lost all her dreams but one: the dream of being an artist. After accepting a job drawing the covers on greeting cards, she must fight to keep her last dream from dying in this gothic urban… Read more

By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging (David Gatten, 2012)
Inspired by a poem by Jorie Graham, this visual embodiment of an obscure poetic form known as an "exploded Petrarchan sonnet" is a tribute to the 17th-century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist … Read more

CAESAR MUST DIE (Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, 2012)
“Ever since I discovered art, this cell has truly become a prison.” - an inmate in Caesar Must Die ... The setting is Rome's Rebibbia Prison; specifically, its maximum-security section, which hou… Read more

CALL GIRL (Mikael Marcimain, 2012)
"Masterful ... a meaty, never-sensationalistic political thriller that benefits from its slow-burn approach." – Variety ... In 1970s Sweden, Iris is a troubled 14-year-old groomed in the world … Read more

CALL ME KUCHU (Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright, 2012)
“If we keep hiding, they will say we are not here.” - David Kato ... In Uganda, a new bill threatens to introduce the death penalty for homosexuality, and jail terms for anyone who fails to turn … Read more

CAPSULE, The (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2012)
"Tsangari's surrealist-inspired haute couture-clad fantasy The Capsule - about a dominatrix and her female disciples - impresse[s] with the confidence of its vision." - Sight & Sound ... Commissioned… Read more

CAPTURING DAD (Ryota Nakano, 2012)
"A road movie/coming-of-ager that's so wondrously quirky and simpatico with its subjects, it'll hold audiences' hearts captive long after its magical end." – Variety ... In the pretty town… Read more

Catch Perfect (Raphael Elisha, 2012)
When a suicidal writer is asked to look after his neighbour's wheelchair-bound daughter, he is forced to reassess his choices in this sweet tragicomic drama. ... D Raphael Elisha P Kristy Fuller S Ro… Read more

CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA (Poull Brien, 2012)
“Charles Bradley's rise to the limelight is utterly amazing.” - Spin magazine ... Charles Bradley has been a self-made James Brown impersonator for many years, but at 62 - an age at which many mu… Read more

CHASING ICE (Jeff Orlowski, 2012)
“People can now see what's happening. Climate Change is not a political issue; it's a humanity issue. It affects everyone on the planet." - Producer Paula DuPre Pesmen ... Since An Inconvenient Tru… Read more

CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO (Aida Begic, 2012)
“Nearly two decades after the war, we live in an endless ‘today' and are afraid to look into a ‘tomorrow'.” - Director Aida Begi? ... Ghosts of the past loom large in Sarajevo, where the tran… Read more

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