A bereaved single mother does battle with the Iranian justice system in this tense drama.
A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury and the MIFF Shorts Programmer.
A sweet, touchingly funny tale about a working-class teen whose newfound passion for singing helps her connect with her deaf family in new ways.
Food lovers won’t be able to resist this tantalising story of a master ramen chef and his legendary Tokyo noodle shop.
For one family, a wholesome trip to New Zealand’s remote countryside turns into the stuff of nightmares.
The intricacies of a moment of connection are dwelt on in this meditative examination of male desire by Tsai Ming-liang.
A hypnotic portrait of a young couple surviving life in an off-the-beaten-track, opportunity-starved outback town.
An absurdist study of the human body as a limitless instrument for self-discovery.
The directorial debut from producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney reimagines the 1954 auditions for Charles Chauvel’s iconic final film.
This Gen Z Before Sunrise finds tender romance in youthful self-discovery.
This true story of an acid attack survivor’s fight to alter her daughter’s destiny is an inspiring and heartwarming call-to-action.
MIFF alumnus and Shorts Award winner Eddy Bell returns with an intimate and critical portrait of one of Australia’s worst droughts.
Divorced, lonely and inept with the web, a 50-year-old man decides to try his hand at finding love online – with spectacularly catastrophic results.
The bold directorial debut of Portrait of a Lady on Fire actor Luàna Bajrami is a luminously kinetic depiction of teenage ennui and troublemaking.
Attempting to quell some tension, a mother and daughter head to the hot springs… but more heat isn’t what they need.
Melbourne has never looked sleeker than in this low-key mumblecore piece.
An engrossing profile of a little-known 60s blues and folk icon, executive-produced by Wim Wenders.
Emma Dante adapts her own acclaimed play: a melancholy tale of five Sicilian sisters whose lives are forever changed by a trauma from their youth.
Jason Di Rosso speaks to three directors whose intimate films, screening at MIFF 69, each shine a light on their own families – and therefore themselves.
Four documentarians discuss their MIFF 69 films that spotlight individuals who have carved out influential careers amid personal and professional struggles.
Capturing the malaise of Chinese society at the tail end of the 20th century, Jia Zhang-ke’s restored feature debut is ripe for re-examination.
A Lynchian depiction of self-transformation in the social media age.
In the ruthless world of competitive table-setting, it’s knives at 20 places.
Laurie Anderson narrates the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.
A French couple travelling by campervan around Australia discover their relationship is at a crossroads.
Starring Pamela Rabe, Margot Nash’s acclaimed first feature – now gloriously restored – is a must for the big screen.
This Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner is a romantic, Kafkaesque fable full of poignant whimsy and playful imagery.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes his first foray into period filmmaking with a twisty, Hitchcockian tale of love and betrayal in WWII, which earned him a 2020 Silver Lion.
A Noongar high school student struggles to perform a Shakespearean sonnet for her drama class.
Yael Stone and Emily Barclay star as frenemy sisters in this sibling dramedy by Madeleine Gottlieb.