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Adrian Wootton: Cher: Strong Enough for 60 years

Adrian Wootton: Cher: Strong Enough for 60 years

Former London Film Festival and British Film Institute director Adrian Wootton OBE returns to celebrate the 10th Melbourne instalment of his illustrious Illustrated Film Talks series. Read More →
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The Afterlight

The Afterlight

One print. One screening. A one-of-a-kind chance to reflect on the ephemeral nature of celluloid, even as you watch it deteriorate before your eyes.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Impassioned narratives from this continent’s best.

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Brian and Charles

Brian and Charles

Director Jim Archer

A crowd favourite at Sundance, Brian and Charles is a quirky, cheerful comedy about robots, cabbages and friendship.

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Burning Days

Burning Days

Director Emin Alper

A community’s dark secrets bubble under the surface in this tense fish-out-of-water thriller.

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Children of the Mist

Children of the Mist

A delicately handled documentary portrait of a sparky teen girl torn between her community’s traditions and an independent future.

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Corsage

Corsage

Vicky Krieps is mesmerising as Empress Elisabeth of Austria in this bold, revisionist Cannes prize winner that uncinches the Sissi legend forever.

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Costa Brava, Lebanon

Costa Brava, Lebanon

Director Mounia Akl

A family escapes toxic Beirut for the idyllic countryside in this heartfelt, politically charged debut set in a near-future Lebanon.

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The Dam

The Dam

Director Ali Cherri

In this Cannes Directors’ Fortnight feature debut, a humble Sudanese brickmaker has a magical side project: a mud golem with revolution on its mind.

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Delikado

Delikado

From the frontlines, this thriller-esque documentary cuts like a chainsaw at the heart of the Philippines’ fight for its environmental life.

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De Natura

De Natura

Two young girls take a walk through a transformative landscape.

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Dreaming Walls

Dreaming Walls

Step inside New York’s iconic Chelsea Hotel as a decade-long refurbishment nears completion, and meet its colourful residents and illustrious ghosts.

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Emily the Criminal

Emily the Criminal

Aubrey Plaza plays a woman with nothing to lose in this thriller about the late-capitalist lines some are willing to cross for the American Dream.

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Foragers

Foragers

Culinary tradition clashes with political sanctions in award-winning Palestinian artist Jumana Manna’s contemplative third feature.

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Gem

Gem

Questioning their gender identity, a young person shares a transformative night out with a stranger in this experiment with form and perspective.

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The Girl

The Girl

Márta Mészáros’s debut – the first Hungarian film made by a woman – announced the arrival of a vital new voice in European cinema.

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Go With Grace

Go With Grace

MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna Domini Marshall (Slap) delivers an affecting exploration of victim-survivor trauma.

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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

A vivid and empathetic inside look at one of Naples’ toughest neighbourhoods, where one boy finds his dreams threatened by a dark legacy.

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Il Buco

Il Buco

The 2021 Venice competition’s Special Jury Prize winner is a gorgeous meditation on light, landscape and the passage of history.

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Incredible but True

Incredible but True

French fabulist Quentin Dupieux returns with a goofball comedy involving time travel, the pandemic and one man’s robotic penis.

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Inferno

Inferno

One of the 1980s’ most underrated horror films, giallo genius Dario Argento’s thematic sequel to Suspiria is a masterwork of malevolence and unease.

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In Front of Your Face

In Front of Your Face

In this sensitive Cannes-premiering drama, Hong Sang-soo reaffirms his status as a master miniaturist of the human condition.

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La bouche de Jean-Pierre

La bouche de Jean-Pierre

In Lucile Hadžihalilović’s evocatively unsettling debut, a child is exposed to a hostile world.

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The Lost City of Melbourne

The Lost City of Melbourne

Director Gus Berger

The ‘modernisation’ of Melbourne in the 50s razed much of the city, including its elegant cinemas. Now, a Melbourne-made doc brings them back to life.

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Lucky Peach

Lucky Peach

Director Grace Tan

An imaginative, deeply personal story about the tensions that develop between an immigrant mother and a young woman as she prepares to head abroad.

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Mate

Mate

The first Australian film to win the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Grand Prix, Mate is a relentless encounter with self-destruction.

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Mud Crab

Mud Crab

Reflecting on her own culpability, a woman recounts the traumatising assault she witnessed of a young man in a small Australian coastal town.

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Murmurs of the Jungle

Murmurs of the Jungle

A grandmother teaches her grandson about the origins of their remote Indigenous village in this stunning, ethereal short.

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Nectar

Nectar

Inside a pavilion in the centre of a flower garden, five women serve their queen.

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Night Creatures

Night Creatures

A series of augmented-reality experiences celebrating the energy, connection and intimacy of the MIFF queue. Read More →
Peter von Kant

Peter von Kant

A classic Fassbinder film is reimagined as a story of sadomasochistic queer male desire – and a riff on the auteur’s own tumultuous personal life.

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Playground

Playground

A gripping child’s-eye view of the cycles of bullying and how the schoolyard mirrors the ‘playground’ of adult life.

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Sambizanga

Sambizanga

The first feature film to have been directed by a woman from Africa is a powerful masterwork of anti-colonial and feminist cinema.

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Strange Country

Strange Country

Director Rhys Day

Cleverman’s Hunter Djali Yumunu Page-Lochard stars in this gorgeously shot First Nations mystery that tells of ancient spirits inhabiting the land.

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The Tsugua Diaries

The Tsugua Diaries

Both a “lockdown journal” and a piece of fiction, this collaboration between Portuguese auteurs pushes the limits between truth and tale.

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Under the Fig Trees

Under the Fig Trees

An elegant, intimate drama of sisterhood and generational conflict that explores the lives of three women on a Tunisian orchard.

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We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

From the ancient past to a dystopian future, this genre-hopping First Nations anthology film challenges colonial myths and celebrates resistance.

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Yuni

Yuni

Toronto’s 2021 Platform Prize winner is a vibrant yet bittersweet portrait of adolescent girlhood colliding with the weight of cultural expectations.

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