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 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 participant Brooke Heinz explores two MIFF 70 sci-fi films’ distinctly executed yet converging warnings against resisting the course of nature.
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.
Critics Campus 2021 participant Muhib Nabulsi considers questions of coherence, resistance and embodied sovereignty in Fox Maxy’s experimental short Maat Means Land.
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 2021 alumnus Jared Richards dives head-first into the manic imagery and manifold references of Dasha Nekrasova’s provocative The Scary of Sixty-First.
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.
Melbourne writer and critic Brodie Lancaster chats to Danny Cohen, director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported documentary Anonymous Club and musician Courtney Barnett.
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.