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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.
A conversation with Jawline director Liza Mandelup
31.07.2019 |

A conversation with Jawline director Liza Mandelup

Winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival Breakthrough Filmmaker award, Liza Mandelup's Jawline is a film about about modern-day childhood and a gold-rush teen economy that questions what values we’ve passed onto our youths, and discovers a new and fleeting American dream.
Meet MIFF Ambassador Lily Sullivan
22.07.2019 |

Meet MIFF Ambassador Lily Sullivan

Actor Lily Sullivan returns as a MIFF Ambassador. Find out what she's looking forward to and who she'd like to play her in a film.
Meet MIFF Ambassador Ben Shewry
22.07.2019 |

Meet MIFF Ambassador Ben Shewry

Chef (and amateur filmmaker) Ben Shewry joins us as a MIFF Ambassador this year, and offers his tips for foodie films and more.
Meet MIFF Ambassador Thomas Coquerel
22.07.2019 |

Meet MIFF Ambassador Thomas Coquerel

Actor Thomas Coquerel is a returning MIFF Ambassador. Here he tells us why he loves MIFF and what he's looking forward to seeing.
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