An immersive experience inspired by the musician Molécule’s adventures in the polar circle.
Lee Kang-sheng brings undeniable star power to this graceful, pensive story of a man trying to find his place in a world that has left him behind.
Siblings can drive us to the edge. This visceral car crash of love and fury revs this American indie vehicle led by Michael Cera.
From Cannes Critics’ Week comes a heartbreaking and unforgettably tender portrait of a six-year-old French girl’s bond with her Cape Verdean nanny.
Bristling with emotional depth, this Palme d’Or–winning courtroom drama puts the complexities of a relationship on trial.
A mix of sci-fi genre-bending and apocalyptic tension, this debut uses an alien invasion to peer across the stakes of faith and family in Morocco.
German auteur Wim Wenders’s majestic 3D portrait of compatriot, artworld luminary and friend Anselm Kiefer.
Auteurs Jia Zhang-ke and Bi Gan join the voice cast for this acerbic animated wonder about Chinese art students facing a rapidly changing world.
Relive the most thrilling moments of Australia’s beloved tennis tournament in this chronicle of its ascent to top-seed status on the global stage.
Accelerator Lab goes Behind the Scenes with Craig Barden, who discusses cinematography and the MIFF Premiere Fund–supported film The Rooster.
An immersive audiovisual experience through undulating and vaporous atmospheres, in the liminal space between the palpable and the elusive.
A bachelor party takes a feral turn in this genre-defying debut from an exciting new Australian directing duo.
An enchanting animated take on Haruki Murakami’s short stories starring a gregarious talking frog, an existential bank teller and an elusive cat.
This multi-award-winning debut is an intimate, deeply felt portrait of a lesbian teacher living a double life in Thatcher’s England.
The first ever African film to screen at Cannes, this detailed investigation of village life is a profound meditation on time, memory and community.
Movies. Television. Books. Art. The entire internet. An always-timely conversation about how and what we’re consuming, and why.
If you like Hitchcock, you’ll love Dario Argento’s exhilarating 2005 homage to the Master of Suspense.
This delicate, absorbing portrait of motherhood follows a young Black woman caught up in a spiral of institutional disadvantage.
Three children spread their wings as they farewell their parents and enter a boarding school for students who are blind or have low vision.
This multi-award-winning interactive VR experience shows the rise and fall of an entire civilisation.
MIFF’s popular annual program of fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium returns for the 2023 festival.
The stakes are high but the cost of sitting idle is higher for a group of environmental activists who band together to disrupt the oil industry.
A harrowing yet hypnotic true story from the frontline of North America’s abortion debates, told through hallucinatory episodes.
On Her Shoulders director Alexandria Bombach recounts how two unassuming childhood friends became lesbian icons as folk-rock duo Indigo Girls.
Winner of the French Touch Prize of the Jury at Cannes Critics’ Week, this coming-of-age drama is a stirring social-realist fiction debut.
First-time director Hsieh Wen-Yee presents a surreal trip through a post-apocalyptic Taiwan.
A rollicking deep dive into the life of one of rock ’n’ roll’s most exhilarating personalities, whose queerness was hidden in plain sight.
An unprecedented and enlightening chance to witness the world through an autistic child’s eyes.
The winner of Venice’s Best Immersive Experience award remembers Taiwan’s political detainees.
A disgraced journalist is confronted with an unexplained artefact that may not be of this world, but is about to become the centre of hers.
Winner of Un Certain Regard’s Best Director and L’Œil d’Or at Cannes, this Moroccan documentary sets out to untangle personal and national secrets.
In their quest to restore long-lost romance, two sisters learn that the course of true love never runs smoothly.
The thrilling, debauched and frequently hilarious adventures of the legendary Melbourne post-punk band, in their own words.
In this Cannes Un Certain Regard comedy, the ineffability of romance is put to the test by an unfaithful married philosopher.
In this gripping blend of fact and fiction, revered Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi (3 Faces, MIFF 2018) decides whether to cross a line for his beliefs.
Winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, this empathetic film invites viewers to spend time with the residents of a floating art-therapy centre in Paris.
Oozing blood, shapeshifting and a serial killer on the loose – this high school body horror is a feminist-charged frenzy, starring Alicia Silverstone.
Four First Nations trailblazers – a senator, a magistrate, a media icon and a poet – put everything on the line for a brighter future.
Visionary fractal artist Julius Horsthuis collaborates with seven of his favorite musicians to create an abstract journey through music, space-time and mathematics.
Direct from Cannes comes a charming, lo-fi fantasy caper for adults and children alike that’s destined for cult status.
David Cronenberg, Baz Luhrmann, Claire Denis and a host of directors discuss cinema’s future in this riveting sequel to Wim Wenders’s 1982 classic.
Hugo Weaving and Phoenix Raei play a hermit and cop who form an unlikely connection amid crisis in this wonderfully weird sucker-punch of tenderness.
The hauntings of the Sri Lankan Civil War are explored with quiet, incisive force in this Rotterdam Special Jury Prize winner.
Jillian Nguyen, Sam Neill, Tim Minchin and Deborah Mailman lend their voices to this Australian animated adventure based on the popular novel and game.
Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir-Ebrahimi anchors this Sundance award-winning portrait of a mother seeking a new life for herself and her daughter.
A quest for personal and national healing, based on the experiences of a Khmer Rouge survivor.
In this affecting Melbourne-set queer drama, a teenager’s coming of age is complicated by an unexpected sexual awakening.
An immersive fairytale whose everyday heroes are mothers and children in Italian prisons.
A cast of neurodivergent teens prepare to come of age and hit the stage in their school’s time-travelling, John Farnham–themed musical.
An enveloping, awe-inspiring contemplation of the vast universe and humans’ place within it.
From the team behind epic environmental VR installation Gondwana comes an intimate experience of (mis)perception.
Activist and filmmaker George Gittoes follows the frontline artists daring to stand up to the Russian invasions of Ukraine and Afghanistan.
A brooding taxi driver becomes obsessed with the lives of his passengers in Brian McKenzie’s forgotten Melbourne gem, now lovingly restored.
From Star Trek to actual space travel, 92-year-old William Shatner has done it all. Alexandre O. Philippe beams us up with this touching tribute.