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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
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
Podcast: The Kids Will Be Alright
21.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Podcast: The Kids Will Be Alright

Critics Campus participant Vyshnavee Wijekumar takes an in-depth look at Off Country and The Kids, two documentaries that explore the experiences of young people within vulnerable communities across different eras and geographic locations.
Critics Campus Reviews
Transcending the Solitary Body in Bodies in Motion
18.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Transcending the Solitary Body in Bodies in Motion

Critics Campus 2021 participant Tiia Kelly unpicks the thematic and artistic threads weaving together the short films in the Bodies in Motion package.
Critics Campus Reviews
Souad – Four Ways
17.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Souad – Four Ways

Ayten Amin’s Souad is given the critical treatment by four of our 2021 Critics Campus participants: Tiia Kelly, Hassan Abul, Vyshnavee Wijekumar and Ying-Di Yin.
Critics Campus Reviews
All Light, Everywhere – Four Ways
16.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

All Light, Everywhere – Four Ways

Theo Anthony’s All Light, Everywhere receives some critical attention from four of our 2021 Critics Campus participants: Muhib Nabulsi, Jared Richards, Charlotte Daraio and Louise Cain.
Critics Campus Reviews
Meditations on Mortality: Christopher Makoto Yogi’s I Was a Simple Man
15.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Meditations on Mortality: Christopher Makoto Yogi’s I Was a Simple Man

Critics Campus 2021 participant Ying-Di Yin examines the portrayals of death, diaspora and family in I Was a Simple Man.
Critics Campus Reviews
Everyday Spectres: Madiano Marcheti’s Madalena
13.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Everyday Spectres: Madiano Marcheti’s Madalena

Critics Campus 2021 participant Louise Cain dissects the depictions of class conflict, trans identity and the supernatural in Madalena.
Critics Campus Reviews
Success Story: Madeleine Martiniello’s Palazzo di Cozzo
12.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Success Story: Madeleine Martiniello’s Palazzo di Cozzo

Critics Campus 2021 participant Hassan Abul discusses migration, nostalgia and ownership – of objects and stories – as explored in Palazzo di Cozzo.
Critics Campus Reviews
Reconciliation cinema: First Nations filmmaking at MIFF

Reconciliation cinema: First Nations filmmaking at MIFF

In honour of National Reconciliation Week 2020, we’ve compiled a list of MIFF-featured titles made by, or in collaboration with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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