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Viewing films where genre is Historical
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Angh

Angh

Director Theja Rio

In 1960s rural India, a village chief and his son resist the pressure of conforming to the new world of Christianity.

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Azor

Azor

A complex mystery unravels within the pressure cooker of 1980 Argentina, revealing just how dark and dirty the privileged world of money really is.
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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Director Radu Jude

Sex is fodder for black comedy in this scathing portrayal of life in the age of COVID-19.

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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.

Bodyless

Bodyless

Military rule fuses with ultra-modern digital technologies to open up an ethereal portal that transcends time.

Bridge to Sovietopia

Bridge to Sovietopia

Roam through Soviet ruins in this poetic dissection of a crumbled past and an always forward-looking future.

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The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

Leah Purcell AM writes, directs and stars in this highly anticipated adaptation – a vivid reckoning with Australia’s colonial history through the tale of one woman’s resilience.

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Great Freedom

Great Freedom

In this achingly romantic postwar-set film, which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, a man imprisoned for his sexuality finds that love offers sweet release.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

Oliver Stone knows who really killed the president. Now, his new documentary sets out to convince you.

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MIFF Opening Night Gala - The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

MIFF Opening Night Gala - The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

Leah Purcell AM writes, directs and stars in this highly anticipated adaptation – a vivid reckoning with Australia’s colonial history through the tale of one woman’s resilience.

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The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

This winner of multiple Czech Lion awards as well as Venice’s UNICEF Award is a stunning, utterly harrowing indictment of humanity at its worst.