Restorations

Restorations is a program of cinematic treasures, classics and curios, newly restored to their former glory, ready to discover or ripe for rediscovery – where they belong: on the big screen, where they’ll have you celebrating your love of cinema.

Brick and Mirror

Brick and Mirror

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.

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Terence Davies’ moving memoir of family life in working-class Liverpool during the 1940s and 1950s is gorgeously restored to mark its 30th anniversary.

The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree

Beautifully restored in 4K, the feature-film debut of Björk is a dreamy, monochromatic poem of a film that gives a feminist twist to a lesser-known Brothers Grimm fairytale.

NFSA Restores: Black Robe

NFSA Restores: Black Robe

“An absorbing intellectual epic … it is hard to shake the memory of Black Robe.” – LA Times

Pixote

Pixote

“A trenchant, uncompromising look at Brazilian juvenile delinquents, Pixote is a social exposé of the first order … Hector Babenco has made this tragic drama come vividly, even excitingly, alive through the extraordinary performances of his non-pro cast of slum youngsters.” – Variety

The Queen

The Queen

Before the iconic Paris is Burning, before RuPaul’s Drag Race, there was The Queen. Discover Frank Simon’s groundbreaking 1968 documentary, set in New York’s competitive drag world, in this fabulous new restoration.

Return Home

Return Home

Ben Mendelsohn plays a headstrong mechanic in this astutely observed snapshot of suburban Australia, starring opposite Dennis Coard (Predestination, MIFF 2014) and Frankie J Holden – the restored print of which world premieres at MIFF.

Seven Beauties

Seven Beauties

A stunning new restoration of the great Lina Wertmüller’s multiple-Oscar-nominated classic, a bitingly funny and savage look at fascism that retains its bracing power to unnerve.

Sátántangó

Sátántangó

Restored to mark its 25th anniversary, Béla Tarr’s breathtaking magnum opus is an examination of time and human decline set in a Hungarian village during the dying days of communism.