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MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

Fill the Handmaid's Tale-sized hole in your life with this panel discussion.

Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-Fi Retrospective and other dystopian works, including Ben C Lucas' OtherLife, filmmakers, film critics and authors invite you to join them in talking all things dystopian and post-apocalyptic, and just how plausible a Gileadean future (or present!) may be.

Panellists include Alexandra Heller-Nichol

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

A video essay by 2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour explores the queer Marxist possibilities opened up by Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man.
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Nothings Lasts Forever and Oddball Dystopias of the 70s and 80s

Nothings Lasts Forever and Oddball Dystopias of the 70s and 80s

Nothing Lasts Forever is one of a number of subversive sci-fi satires worthy of your attention, says 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis.
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Aelita, Sci Fi and Altered Realities

Aelita, Sci Fi and Altered Realities

MIFF Marketing Intern Eliza Freeman looks at the huge influence Aelita, Queen of Mars has had on science-fiction filmmaking.
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The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom will have its world premiere and screen on Opening Night of this year's festival. Written and directed by MIFF Accelerator alumnus Cris Jones (short films The Funk, MIFF 2008; Excursion, MIFF 2003), the film stars Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) as the present-day Ada Fitzgerald and her daughter Matilda Brown as her young

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Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

If you can't wait for the time-travelling mind-bender The Death and Life of Otto Bloom screening as the MIFF 2016 Opening Night Gala, then now is the perfect time to re-visit classic time travel titles to get you in the mood. Filmmakers have been obsessed with time travel since light started being pointed through a lens and we have a cracking list to get you primed.

Posted by Alexandra Lagerwey,

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