MIFF 1989

Tait Brady

Festival Program
74 feature films and 129 short films were screened from 9 June to 24 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
The 38th Melbourne Film Festival featured a focus on films for children and the International Shorts Competition. A retrospective of the films of British filmmaker Mike Leigh, a National Film Board of Canada Tribute marking the organisation's 50th anniversary, and a special screening of Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (Marcel Ophuls) also featured.

Filmmaker in Focus
George Kuchar. A retrospective of Kuchar's work was screened. 
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Filmmaker in Focus
Mike Leigh. A retrospective of Leigh's work was screened. 
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Opening Night Film
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair)

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MIFF 1989
MIFF 1989

From the Festival Files

The Living Festival

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You Had to Be There

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