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Video Essay: The Afterlight

Video Essay: The Afterlight

Critics Campus participant Digby Houghton questions the role of contemporary cinephiles in today’s climate. Using Charlie Shackleton’s single-print film The Afterlight as a backdrop, Houghton explores ephemerality, memorabilia and bias in film preservation.
Critics Campus Video Essay
Intimacy and Insight: Jane by Charlotte and Documentary as Personal Care
12.08.2022 | Critics Campus Reviews

Intimacy and Insight: Jane by Charlotte and Documentary as Personal Care

Critics Campus participant James Walsh delves into the revelatory Jane by Charlotte, contrasting Charlotte Gainsbourg’s filmmaking approach with that of Jane B. par Agnès V. director Agnès Varda.
Critics Campus Reviews
Out With the Old: Plan 75, Incredible but True and the Fear of Ageing on Screen
11.08.2022 | Critics Campus Reviews

Out With the Old: Plan 75, Incredible but True and the Fear of Ageing on Screen

Critics Campus participant Brooke Heinz explores two MIFF 70 sci-fi films’ distinctly executed yet converging warnings against resisting the course of nature.
Critics Campus Reviews
Illustrated Film Talks – Q&A with Adrian Wootton OBE
27.07.2022 | Interviews

Illustrated Film Talks – Q&A with Adrian Wootton OBE

Former London Film Festival and British Film Institute director Adrian Wootton OBE returns to celebrate the 10th Melbourne instalment of his illustrious Illustrated Film Talks series. In conversation with MIFF, he offers a teaser for his upcoming talks about Cher, Elvis, David Bowie and Baz Luhrmann.
Interviews
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.
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