Setting off into the Sahara in search of an elusive terrorist, two childhood friends confront their traumas in this road movie meets meditative-absurdist western, which screens at MIFF straight from Cannes Critics’ Week.
Two women, marginalised by Moroccan society, transform each other’s lives in Maryam Touzani’s impressive debut feature about the courage and compassion it takes to move beyond living with grief and shame.
Just your not-so-average romantic comedy about a Sudanese rebel soldier, his long-suffering girlfriend and the prized AK-47 called Nancy that stands between them.
A pioneering example of the first Iranian New Wave, and a key influence on directors such as Abbas Kiarostami and Jafar Panahi, Ebrahim Golestan’s journey through pre-revolutionary Tehran is as powerful today as it was five decades ago.
A young Mauritanian woman wakes up to the misogyny of her society’s beauty standards in this emotionally rich debut feature from Michela Occhipinti.
"A rare window into a woman's experience of the Syrian conflict … Simple in concept and shattering in execution, blending hard-headed reportage with unguarded personal testimony, it’s you-are-there cinema of the most literal order." – Variety
A Palestinian filmmaker goes globetrotting only to be shadowed by reminders of home in this very meta, Cannes award-winning film.
Emerging Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat delights with an 80s-set mixture of realism and inspired Bollywood-style musical, set on the streets of Kabul.
“A feminist portrait, Papicha seduces especially for its energy, its freshness and the charisma of its lead character.” – Cineuropa
“A droll, entertaining, absurdist fable about spirituality and greed that signals an important new talent.” – Variety
- Program A - Z
- Selling Fast & Standby
- Encore and Surprise Screenings
- Program Strands
- Australian Films
- MIFF Premiere Fund
- Music on Film
- Environmental Documentaries
- The World Online
- Documentary Visions
- Directors in Focus
- Night Shift
- MIFF Shorts
- MIFF Schools
- MIFF Talks
- Industry Public Access Events
- Special Events
- MIFF Travelling Showcase