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6 Festivals

6 Festivals

Some of the biggest names in Aussie music assemble in this youth-focused road-trip movie about the bonds we make when we throw caution to the wind.

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107 Mothers

107 Mothers

This Venice prize winner captures the challenges of motherhood as experienced by a Ukrainian prison’s female inmates, separated from their children.

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1976

1976

In this tense thriller direct from Cannes, affluence offers no security as a woman wakes up to the dangerous realities of life in Pinochet’s Chile.

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2000 Weeks

2000 Weeks

A forgotten landmark in Australian cinema, directed by a pre–Alvin Purple Tim Burstall, returns to the big screen at last.

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Adoption

Adoption

The first film directed by a woman to win the Berlinale’s top prize saw Márta Mészáros fêted as a master chronicler of the female experience.

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after a clearing

after a clearing

Speak Percussion’s Kaylie Melville and Tilman Robinson collaborate with filmmaker Sabina Maselli (Landing), for this hypnotic environmental short.

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Anak

Anak

Masculinity, race and boyhood simmer in this stylish debut about a Filipino-Australian father and his six-year-old son, who are navigating a divorce.

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Audrey Napanangka

Audrey Napanangka

Producer Penelope McDonald returns to the director’s chair with this 10-years-in-the-making tribute to an artist, actor and proud Warlpiri woman.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Impassioned narratives from this continent’s best.

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The Balcony Movie

The Balcony Movie

Acclaimed Polish documentarian Paweł Łoziński finds wonder and wisdom in the everyday from two floors up.

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Battlecry

Battlecry

Director Yanakaya

This gritty, visually audacious CG-animated urban sci-fi was made entirely on its director’s computer, with his own hands.

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Because We Have Each Other

Because We Have Each Other

Sari Braithwaite’s delightfully intimate new feature invites us to share the mundane and the magnificent with a neurodivergent, working-class family.

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Best MIFF Shorts

Best MIFF Shorts

A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury and the MIFF Shorts Programmer.

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Blue Island

Blue Island

Hong Kong has long been an epicentre of activism. This film uses the prism of generational change to shed light on its ongoing fight for its future.

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The Box

The Box

A multilayered drama spotlighting the brutal world of labour in Mexico’s industrial borderlands through the eyes of a boy searching for his father.

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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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CAI-BER

CAI-BER

Desperate to escape the alienation of post-revolution Egypt, a young woman secretly arranges to flee Cairo for Berlin.

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Call Jane

Call Jane

Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver star as activists providing abortions and a lifeline to desperate women prior to Roe v. Wade.

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Camera Test

Camera Test

Siegfried A. Fruhauf (Thorax) returns with a cinematic journey in which landscape images are separated by monochrome frames of green leader.

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The Canyon

The Canyon

An experimental critique of modernism set in the dystopian present, exaggerating the sensuality of consumerism and the comfort of unconscious thought.

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The Cathedral

The Cathedral

An exciting American director transforms an ordinary childhood into something sublime – and even sacred.

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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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Citizen Ashe

Citizen Ashe

A powerful documentary about the life and cultural impact of tennis icon Arthur Ashe, the first Black athlete to win a Grand Slam singles title.

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Clara Sola

Clara Sola

In remote Costa Rica, a sheltered 40-year-old woman with healing gifts experiences a sexual and mystical awakening.

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Clay

Clay

Before the Australian New Wave, there was Giorgio Mangiamele – and this 1965 award-winning film is a testament to the Italian-born director’s talents.

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The Cloud Messenger

The Cloud Messenger

Star-crossed teens meet across time, space and ancient myth in this romantically ravishing journey through the cosmic cycle of life and death.

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The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

This surreal, offbeat fable of environmental destruction and familial reconciliation defies audience expectations at every turn.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Mixing realism and myth, this award-winning film uses a unique animation style to tell the story of two war-torn siblings with beauty, light and hope.

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Death in Brunswick

Death in Brunswick

Director John Ruane

Featuring a hapless Sam Neill, Death in Brunswick – screening from a brand-new restoration DCP – is a jet-black highlight of local comedy filmmaking.

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The Demands of Ordinary Devotion

The Demands of Ordinary Devotion

Director Eva Giolo

A sensualist exploration of plain pleasures, constructed from a game of chance and encounters in workshops and homes across Rome.

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Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets

Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets

The improbable tale of the irreverent subredditors who took on Wall Street at the height of the pandemic – and caused a financial sensation.

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Domingo and the Mist

Domingo and the Mist

In this Cannes-premiering drama, a widower resists attempts to oust him from the land where his wife’s spirit returns to him as an ethereal mist.

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Don't Cry, Pretty Girls!

Don't Cry, Pretty Girls!

An independent woman assesses her future in this musical time capsule of the spirit of change sweeping Eastern Europe at the end of the 60s.

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Eami

Eami

Director Paz Encina

The winner of Rotterdam’s Tiger Award melds magic realism, mythology, ecology and ethnography into an exquisite cine-poem.

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The Eight Mountains

The Eight Mountains

This breathtaking Cannes Jury Prize co-winner recounts a deep friendship between two young men whose paths reconnect in the Italian countryside.

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Embrace Kids

Embrace Kids

Filled with fun and joy, this vital documentary shows kids how to move, nourish, respect and embrace their bodies.

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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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The Endangered Generation?

The Endangered Generation?

Combining modern science with ancient First Nations knowledge, this documentary seeks new ways of thinking about the many crises facing our planet.

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Evolution (Kornél Mundruczó)

Evolution (Kornél Mundruczó)

Contemporary Europe, Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust form a bubbling cauldron in this intergenerational triptych.

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The Exam

The Exam

Women’s liberation gets the high-stakes treatment in this slick Kurdish thriller about two sisters swindling their way to academic success.

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Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Unconventional cinema that tests the boundaries of form and function.

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Family Gala - DC League of Super-Pets

Family Gala - DC League of Super-Pets

Hero up! In DC’s latest, a troupe of superpowered pets – voiced by an all-star cast led by Dwayne Johnson – bands together to rescue the Man of Steel.

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Fire Front

Fire Front

Eddie Martin puts viewers on the frontlines of the 2019–2020 bushfires, capturing the catastrophe with a perspective and scale never before seen.

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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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Framing Agnes

Framing Agnes

Director Chase Joynt

She gamed a transphobic medical system – and now this hybrid documentary about trans identity gets playful in telling her community’s stories.

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Franklin

Franklin

A young Tasmanian activist follows in the literal footsteps of his late father, who in the 80s fought to save the pristine Franklin River wilderness.

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Futura

Futura

Three of Italy’s finest filmmakers take to the road to craft a humanistic portrait of the country today, as seen through the eyes of its youth.

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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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General Hercules

General Hercules

It’s David vs. Goliath in the Aussie outback in this profoundly topical documentary of an independent upstart battling the political establishment.

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Geographies of Solitude

Geographies of Solitude

A portrait of one woman’s quest to preserve a unique landscape in the face of ecological devastation and the limits of her solitary existence.

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Give Me Pity!

Give Me Pity!

A song-and-dance star is ready for her big TV break … but there’s a demonic presence waiting in the wings.

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Godland

Godland

In this spectacularly shot late-19th-century-set drama, an unwelcome priest is pushed to the limits of his faith and humanity.

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Gods of Mexico

Gods of Mexico

An extraordinary cinematic experience, this award-winning, dialogue-free film examines heritage and cultural identity in the face of modernisation.

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Short
Goodbye Jérôme!

Goodbye Jérôme!

In this funny, funky and surreal hand-drawn animation, Jérôme arrives in heaven in search of his late wife.

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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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Greenhouse by Joost

Greenhouse by Joost

Joost Bakker investigates what it would be like to grow all the food you ever needed, leaving no waste as you do so, right at your doorstep.

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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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Hit the Road

Hit the Road

The debut feature from Jafar Panahi’s son Panah – a 2021 Directors’ Fortnight title – is a chaotic, tender road trip set against a rugged landscape.

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Horse Brothers

Horse Brothers

Arthouse giant Guy Maddin (The Green Fog, My Winnipeg) voices a talking horse in this surreal comedy-horror.

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A House

A House

A young woman must face the trauma of her childhood while spending an evening alone with her terminally ill father.

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The Humans

The Humans

Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins and Amy Schumer star in an ensemble drama about a family lunch that gets an existentialist horror spin.

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I Am Trying to Remember

I Am Trying to Remember

This powerful act of collective cultural memory mixes archival footage, stills and recollections to summon the ghosts of the Iranian Revolution.

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I Didn't See You There

I Didn't See You There

Winner of Sundance’s US Documentary Directing Award, this formidable, deeply personal piece of filmmaking inhabits the perspective of disability.

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Inner Outer Space

Inner Outer Space

This Oberhausen Special Mention recipient explores the relationships between characters and landscape, image and sound, materiality and artifice.

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The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

The Killing of Two Lovers director Robert Machoian returns with a slow-burning study of performative masculinity and its associated dangers.

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Short
Intersect

Intersect

Director Dirk Koy

A breathtaking five-chapter investigation of the interface between the real and virtual worlds.

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Isn't It a Beautiful World

Isn't It a Beautiful World

Three queer performers’ emotional journeys come to vivid, exhilarating life through the trance-like performance art of lip-syncing.

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Jane by Charlotte

Jane by Charlotte

Charlotte Gainsbourg makes her directorial debut with this tender, quietly revelatory portrait of her mother, Jane Birkin.

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Joyland

Joyland

Director Saim Sadiq

In the first ever Pakistani film to premiere at Cannes – where it won the Queer Palm – a young man is torn between social conformity and pleasure.

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Leonor Will Never Die

Leonor Will Never Die

In this daring and delirious ode to Philippine cinema, fiction clashes with reality and an elderly filmmaker becomes the hero of her own life.

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Lime Parfait

Lime Parfait

Director Pat Mooney

On a hot day in Melbourne’s western suburbs, a young woman paints her nanna’s pergola before the house is auctioned.

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Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

In Chad, where religion rules with an iron fist, a teenage girl seeks to end her pregnancy.

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The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

An existential mishmash of Spike Milligan and Jacques Tati with an Australian flavour, this is absurdist comedy at its weirdest and most charming.

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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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Love and Other Catastrophes

Love and Other Catastrophes

Emma-Kate Croghan’s rom-com about five uni students and their intertwined sexual and academic crises captures the chaos and energy of 1990s Melbourne.

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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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Malcolm

Malcolm

Director Nadia Tass

Winner of eight AFI Awards, the surprise smash-hit of 1986 is a delightfully lo-fi heist film, caper comedy and love letter to inner-city Melbourne.

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A Male

A Male

A Male is a distinctly authentic coming-of-age story that doubles as a smart and probing study of the havoc wreaked by toxic masculinity.

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Mars One

Mars One

Following the election of a far-right president, one Afro-Brazilian family takes stock while its youngest member dreams of outer space.

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Mass

Mass

Director Fran Kranz

Two couples come together for a painful emotional reckoning in the aftermath of a school shooting in this acclaimed debut feature.

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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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Mediterranean Fever

Mediterranean Fever

Director Maha Haj

Un Certain Regard’s 2022 Best Screenplay winner is a disarming odd-couple story of middle age, male bonding and mental health in the Middle East.

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MIFF Play Premiere - Funny Pages

MIFF Play Premiere - Funny Pages

Director Owen Kline
In this Safdies-produced coming-of-age black comedy, a comic-book nerd thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he meets a cranky fiftysomething ex-colourist. Read More →
MIFF Talks: Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream

MIFF Talks: Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream

Take a masterclass with visionary director Brett Morgen, exploring his sublime new David Bowie film.

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Millie Lies Low

Millie Lies Low

In first-time feature director Michelle Savill’s anxiety-inducing knockout, a woman misses a flight and digs herself a very deep, very funny hole.

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Short
Mira's Daughter

Mira's Daughter

Seeking to emerge from her mother’s shadow, a 12-year-old sabotages the aspiring celebrity’s reality TV audition.

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Moja Vesna

Moja Vesna

Director Sara Kern

A 10-year-old must keep her grief-stricken immigrant family together in this moving Australian–Slovenian co-production.

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Short
Monaco

Monaco

A young man searches for an apprenticeship in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, where opportunities are limited and the future seems out of reach.

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Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Director Ken Cameron

Noni Hazlehurst and Colin Friels star in this gritty Melbourne classic of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, based on the novel by Helen Garner.

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Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream

An immersive, kaleidoscopic trip through the art and music of iconic shapeshifter David Bowie, with stunningly restored and never-before-seen footage.

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Moving Out

Moving Out

A teenage Vince Colosimo makes his film debut in this 1983 coming-of-age tale about an Italian-Australian boy caught between two worlds.

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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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My Old School

My Old School

Director Jono McLeod

Animation, Alan Cumming and an academic hoax come together in this stranger-than-fiction documentary about an infamous Scottish scandal.

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My Small Land

My Small Land

Hirokazu Kore-eda protégé Ema Kawawada debuts with this heart-rending drama exploring the little-seen world of Kurdish asylum seekers in Japan.

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My Sunny Maad

My Sunny Maad

The stirring 2021 winner of Annecy’s Jury Prize explores the intricacies of freedom for women inside post-Taliban Afghanistan.

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Myth

Myth

When strangers appear outside her window and lure her mother away, seven-year-old Sophie follows.

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Nature

Nature

The first film in 30 years from legendary Armenian auteur Artavazd Pelechian, Nature is a black-and-white, found-footage montage of pure awe and power.

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Navalny

Navalny

This award-winning, jaw-dropping documentary follows Vladimir Putin’s political rival as he investigates a state-sponsored poisoning: his own.

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Short
Nazarbazi

Nazarbazi

In this film about love and desire in Iranian cinema, which won a Rotterdam Ammodo Tiger Short Award, depictions of intimacy and touch are prohibited.

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Nelly & Nadine

Nelly & Nadine

Winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Jury Award, this is the true story of two women who survived WWII’s horrors and smashed social taboos to pursue love.

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Neptune Frost

Neptune Frost

A wildly ambitious, radically experimental Afrofuturist musical that transcends space, time and gender from visionary poet and musician Saul Williams.

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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 →
A Night of Knowing Nothing

A Night of Knowing Nothing

Youthful passion and India’s turbulent politics come to life in this lyrical documentary that won the 2021 Cannes Golden Eye award.

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Noise

Noise

A striking performance from Brendan Cowell grounds this unsettling police drama that explores the aftermath of a massacre on a Melbourne train.

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Short
Not Dark Yet

Not Dark Yet

Director Bonnie Moir

Confined to his room in an aged-care facility, an older man in decline struggles with his son’s abrupt departure.

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Of an Age

Of an Age

Goran Stolevski’s heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale will make you swoon from beginning to end.

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Pacifiction

Pacifiction

Catalan provocateur Albert Serra’s most dazzling work yet is a Polynesian fever dream full of dark intrigue, ghost submarines and creeping menace.

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Palm Trees and Power Lines

Palm Trees and Power Lines

Director Jamie Dack

In this powerfully unsettling examination of consent and predation, which won a Sundance Directing Award, a teenager falls for a man twice her age.

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The Passengers of the Night

The Passengers of the Night

Charlotte Gainsbourg is the essence of Gallic cool in this moody, insouciant film from French dramatist Mikhaël Hers (Amanda).

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Patterns of the Afternoon

Patterns of the Afternoon

Two women cross paths one afternoon as they move into and out of an apartment block.

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The Pawnshop

The Pawnshop

A dark but tender docu-comedy about the eccentric proprietors of Poland’s largest pawnshop – and their absurd idea to save a business lost in time.

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Perianayaki

Perianayaki

For this Sri Lankan immigrant, it’s another day of stacking supermarket shelves – and of cultural misunderstandings.

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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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Petrol

Petrol

An idealistic film student is drawn into an enigmatic performance artist’s shadowy world in Alena Lodkina’s follow-up to the acclaimed Strange Colours.

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The Pez Outlaw

The Pez Outlaw

Corporate espionage thriller. Globe-trotting heist caper. Sweet rom-com. True-crime documentary. The Pez Outlaw is all these things and more.

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Piggy

Piggy

The cruelty of teenage girls is more distressing than the growing pile of bloodied bodies in this ferocious study of the horrors of bullying.

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Pink Reef

Pink Reef

A mermaid struggles with identity in an alienating suburban world without running water.

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Plan 75

Plan 75

This disquieting sci-fi drama direct from Cannes envisions a dark path for Japan’s ageing population.

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The Quiet Girl

The Quiet Girl

Still waters run deep in this Irish-language story of love and loss set in 1980s Ireland, awarded the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus Grand Prix.

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The Real Charlie Chaplin

The Real Charlie Chaplin

A warts-and-all (or moustache-and-all) account of the life and times of a cinematic legend whose grand hijinks thrilled and scandalised the world.

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The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump

Returning to MIFF, this Sundance Audience Award winner is a revelatory, immersive adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s memoir of a neurodiverse life.

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Rewind & Play

Rewind & Play

Director Alain Gomis

Thelonious Monk broke the jazz mould. Here’s what happened when a French TV show tried to stuff him back into it.

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The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

An oral history of the 1920s Melbourne criminal underworld recounts the life and times of one of its most infamous figures.

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Robe of Gems

Robe of Gems

The 2022 winner of the Berlinale’s Silver Bear Jury Prize is a haunting exploration of the murky complexities of the Mexican drug trade.

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Rustling

Rustling

Director Tom Furniss

The story of a lamb and a boy faced with the challenge of becoming a man.

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Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema

This archival treasure trove chronicles the rise and role of Melbourne and Sydney filmmaking cooperatives in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Shadow

Shadow

This film from world-renowned ensemble Back to Back wonders whether an AI-led future society will further disenfranchise the disability community.

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Show Me Other Places

Show Me Other Places

A Sri Lankan woman navigates a multitude of spaces – from the physical to the digital and into the virtual plane.

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Something in the Dirt

Something in the Dirt

Having directed episodes of Moon Knight and Loki, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return to their kitchen-sink roots with a DIY sci-fi mind-bender.

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The Sound of Dreaming

The Sound of Dreaming

Across place and time, lucid dreams reconnect two people who once crossed paths.

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The Spag

The Spag

An Italian-Australian paperboy navigates a xenophobic society in this neorealist-style 1962 short.

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[STERILE]

[STERILE]

Director Luqman Aly

In a post-collapse world, a prisoner cleans an all-white room while a rebel investigates a decaying factory.

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The Story of the Kelly Gang

The Story of the Kelly Gang

The world’s first full-length film was made in Victoria in 1906. This rare big-screen event shows off the remaining 17 minutes of restored history.

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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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Sushi Noh

Sushi Noh

While staying with her uncle, a girl’s nightmares about a bizarre kitchen appliance manifest into reality.

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Sweet As

Sweet As

Director Jub Clerc

The Breakfast Club meets the outback in this uplifting coming-of-age road movie by Nyul Nyul / Yawuru director Jub Clerc (The Turning, The Heights).

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The Tale of King Crab

The Tale of King Crab

This Viennale FIPRESCI Prize–winning, quasi-doco picaresque parable wrapped in a mythic western treasure hunt would make Herzog and Pasolini proud.

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A Ticket in Tatts

A Ticket in Tatts

Director F.W. Thring

Melbourne Cup meets the Marx Brothers in this 1934 vaudeville romp starring Australian comedian George Wallace as an accident-prone stablehand.

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Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

Scoring Ruben Östlund his second Palme d’Or, Triangle of Sadness is a wildly funny, wildly outrageous satire of the vulgarly rich and beautiful.

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Trumpets in the Sky

Trumpets in the Sky

A poetic and powerful drama about a Syrian teenager who returns from a long day in the field to discover she’s about to be sold into marriage.

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Tsutsué

Tsutsué

A moving story of two Ghanaian boys haunted by the loss of their older brother.

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Tuī Ná

Tuī Ná

For one teenager, queer identity collides with familial expectation and the intricacies of the immigrant experience.

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Under Cover

Under Cover

Director Sue Thomson

As Australia’s housing crisis deepens, this Margot Robbie–narrated film shows us the fastest-growing social group facing homelessness: women over 55.

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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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Utama

Utama

An elderly Quecha couple face climate change in this tale of love, survival and tradition at high altitude, which won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Alice in Wonderland meets Nosferatu in this late masterpiece of the Czech New Wave from Jaromil Jireš (The Safebreaker, Romance).

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Victim

Victim

A mother’s love for her son is tested by his increasingly alarming behaviour.

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Volcano Man

Volcano Man

When a filmmaker son sets out to make a documentary about his filmmaker father, long-buried feelings and dormant memories bubble to the surface.

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Washday

Washday

As her father turns his car into a water pump, a little girl transforms into a force of nature.

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Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons

Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons

Director Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack (The Grand Bizarre) returns with the third film in her Wasteland series, a ravishing study of nature shot in her singular 16mm style.

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The Water

The Water

A summertime romance awakens a Spanish town’s superstitious history in this lyrical drama about the gifts and burdens of family legacies.

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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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We Never Asked for This

We Never Asked for This

Director Ella Lawry

Frankie and Charlie regret moving into a tiny home, but a sick cockatiel offers a welcome distraction.

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We, Students!

We, Students!

An rare look at life in the Central African Republic as four students are thrown personal and emotional curveballs on their path to a better future.

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We Were Once Kids

We Were Once Kids

Eddie Martin revisits the cultural landscape of Larry Clark’s iconic 90s film Kids, which paved a bumpy path for its young stars’ future success.

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When Pomegranates Howl

When Pomegranates Howl

On the streets of Kabul, a child dreams of making it big. Will a chance encounter with a foreigner bring his shot at stardom closer?

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Where Is Anne Frank

Where Is Anne Frank

Director Ari Folman

A beguiling and big-hearted animated reimagining of Anne Frank’s story from the lauded director of Waltz With Bashir.

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Whether the Weather Is Fine

Whether the Weather Is Fine

Locarno’s Cinema e Gioventù Prize winner blends drama, absurdity and humour in depicting a Philippine city’s survival in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Short
Your House and Mine

Your House and Mine

A 1958 film tracing the development of house design in Melbourne up until WWII.

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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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