MIFF 1991

Tait Brady

Festival Program
104 feature films and 170 short films were screened from 7 June to 22 June

Program in Focus
The 1991 MIFF featured documentaries, retrospectives, super 8 films, short films and two features from the Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, as well as films from Hong Kong including the work of John Woo, Ching Siu-Tung, Fok Yiu-Leung and Jackie Chan's Mr Canton and Lady Rose.

Country in Focus
Hong Kong 

Filmmaker in Focus
Pupi Avati. A selection of the filmmaker's work was screened.
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Opening Night Film
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)


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From the Festival Files

On Screen and in the Cinema

The magic of the festival is reached through its screens. These are places and spaces that captivate our attention, providing windows where films come to life before our eyes. As portals to the world, the festival’s screens allow us to travel the globe, move through time, and see through another’s eyes. … Yet these screens also remind us of home. They are fixed in place, in our memories and in o …

The Living Festival

What would a festival be without its audience? There wouldn’t be a festival at all! … People are the beating heart of MIFF. It was the coming together of some 800 people in Olinda in 1952 that gave birth to the Melbourne Film Festival. Since that unanticipated outpouring of community love for film, MIFF has become an annual gathering space for film enthusiasts and the cine-curious from Melbourne …