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Around, Back and Beyond with Fox Maxy’s Maat Means Land
02.05.2022 | 2021 Critics Campus Reviews

Around, Back and Beyond with Fox Maxy’s Maat Means Land

Critics Campus 2021 participant Muhib Nabulsi considers questions of coherence, resistance and embodied sovereignty in Fox Maxy’s experimental short Maat Means Land.
2021 Critics Campus Reviews
The Trappings of Wealth: An Interview with Amalia Ulman
25.04.2022 | Critics Campus Interviews

The Trappings of Wealth: An Interview with Amalia Ulman

Critics Campus 2021 participant Charlotte Daraio speaks to Amalia Ulman about poverty, preconceptions and the cultural pressure of “being proper”, as depicted in her film El Planeta.
Critics Campus Interviews
A Fantasy of Control: Agency and Abrasiveness in The Scary of Sixty-First
18.04.2022 | Critics Campus Reviews

A Fantasy of Control: Agency and Abrasiveness in The Scary of Sixty-First

Critics Campus 2021 alumnus Jared Richards dives head-first into the manic imagery and manifold references of Dasha Nekrasova’s provocative The Scary of Sixty-First.
Critics Campus Reviews
Post-screening Q&A: River
12.04.2022 | Interviews

Post-screening Q&A: River

From mountain high to river deep, director Jennifer Peedom follows her 2017 MIFF hit Mountain with a stunning new cine-sonic journey along the world’s waterways.
Interviews
MIFF Talks: Anonymous Club
01.03.2022 |

MIFF Talks: Anonymous Club

Melbourne writer and critic Brodie Lancaster chats to Danny Cohen, director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported documentary Anonymous Club and musician Courtney Barnett.
MIFF Talks: Family Affair: Filmmakers Share Their Lives
01.02.2022 |

MIFF Talks: Family Affair: Filmmakers Share Their Lives

Jason Di Rosso, host of ABC Radio National’s The Screen Show, speaks to three directors whose intimate films screened at MIFF 69, each shining a light on their own families – and therefore themselves.
MIFF Talks: Folk Heroes: Documenting Artists and Icons
04.01.2022 |

MIFF Talks: Folk Heroes: Documenting Artists and Icons

A conversation with four filmmakers whose documentaries, which screened at MIFF 69, spotlight an individual who has carved out an influential career amid their own personal and professional struggles.
MIFF Talks: Queer Activism: From Life to Screen
10.12.2021 |

MIFF Talks: Queer Activism: From Life to Screen

A panel of filmmakers, academics and activists explore one of the prevalent documentary themes at MIFF 69: queer activism.
MIFF Talks: New Iranian Cinema
06.10.2021 |

MIFF Talks: New Iranian Cinema

Bandar Band director Manijeh Hekmat discusses the films spotlighted in MIFF 69’s New Iranian Cinema strand and the rise of filmmaking in this region.
MIFF Talks: Consuming Culture: Pandemic Habits
14.09.2021 | MIFF Talks

MIFF Talks: Consuming Culture: Pandemic Habits

A roundtable discussion dedicated to how we have – or haven’t – changed when it comes to watching, reading, and otherwise consuming film and media since the start of the pandemic.
MIFF Talks
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