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The Dead Don’t Die, Four Ways

The Dead Don’t Die, Four Ways

Four participants from this year's Critics Campus – Luke McCarthy, Claire Cao, Zoë Almeida Goodall and Zach Karpinellison – tackle Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die from four different perspectives.
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Road to Nowhere: Potential and Passivity in Take Me Somewhere Nice

Road to Nowhere: Potential and Passivity in Take Me Somewhere Nice

Ena Sendijarević's Take Me Somewhere Nice takes MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Michael Sun on a wild ride across Bosnia with the film's Dutch teen protagonist.
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Class Matters at MIFF: The Souvenir and Sorry We Missed You

Class Matters at MIFF: The Souvenir and Sorry We Missed You

Isabella Trimboli is a MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant who interrogates questions of class in the United Kingdom in two films playing at this year's festival: Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You and Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir.
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Eight Lives, One Ocean: Vai Celebrates the Staggering Resilience of Pasifika women

Eight Lives, One Ocean: Vai Celebrates the Staggering Resilience of Pasifika women

The lives of Pasifika women told in eight films by eight directors with eight actresses in the portmanteau movie Vai is the subject of MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Claire Cao's appreciative critical eye.
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Bait, Buoyancy and the Struggle for Independence

Bait, Buoyancy and the Struggle for Independence

The politics of fishing and its social impact in two films at this year's festival – Bait and Buoyancy – are the subject of this deep dive by 2019 Critics Campus participant Olivia Bennett.
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Pain and Pleasure: The Complicated Humanity of Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso

Pain and Pleasure: The Complicated Humanity of Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso

Abel Ferrara reunites once again with regular collaborator Willem Dafoe for their latest film Tommaso, examined by 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Luke McCarthy.
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Patience Pays Off: The Rewards of Tsai Ming-Liang’s Your Face

Patience Pays Off: The Rewards of Tsai Ming-Liang’s Your Face

From the frontlines of the 2019 MIFF Critics Campus, participant Zach Karpinellison shares his reflections on Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang's moving cinema experience Your Face.
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An interview with Alexandre O Philippe
01.08.2019 |

An interview with Alexandre O Philippe

The director of Memory – The Origins of Alien talks about dissecting the famous chestburster scene, patriarchal guilt, how Ridley Scott's beloved cult horror remains relevant today in the #MeToo era, and more.
Be Enlightened: Enviro Docos at MIFF 2019
31.07.2019 |

Be Enlightened: Enviro Docos at MIFF 2019

With climate change and coverage around the environment being such a hot topic, MIFF’s Environmental Documentaries program adds to the ever growing conversation. But these films aren’t the “in-your-face”, doom and gloom messages about our ecosystem. They offer a more subtle approach to an enviro doc. 
An interview with Sofía Quirós Ubeda
31.07.2019 |

An interview with Sofía Quirós Ubeda

Director of Land of Ashes, Sofía Quirós Ubeda talks about her debut feature, filming with a predominantly female crew, working with child actors and dancing on set.
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