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Viewing films where genre is Thriller
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Accelerator Shorts 2

Accelerator Shorts 2

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Director Wen Shipei

This psychological crime thriller pushes genre into daring territory and dazzles with a lush visual style that heralds the arrival of a major new Chinese filmmaking talent.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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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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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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Censor

Censor

At the height of the ‘video nasty’ era, a tightly wound film censor begins to unravel in this clever and subversive ode to the genre.

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Coming Home in the Dark

Coming Home in the Dark

For one family, a wholesome trip to New Zealand’s remote countryside turns into the stuff of nightmares.

Gaia

Gaia

Director Jaco Bouwer

Mytho-pagan eco horror meets fungi-infused body horror in the primordial South African jungle.

Short
Hot Mother

Hot Mother

Director Lucy Knox

Attempting to quell some tension, a mother and daughter head to the hot springs… but more heat isn’t what they need.

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Jungle

Jungle

A young woman awakens to find herself in the midst of a living nightmare.

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Lamb

Lamb

Noomi Rapace stars in this Un Certain Regard prize-winning supernatural drama about a couple who raise a very special child.

The Night

The Night

The first Iran–US co-production to open in Iranian cinemas since the revolution pits a couple against a malevolent hotel, trapping them in with their secrets.

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Pig

Pig

Nicolas Cage is back with the perfect film for his skill set: a revenge thriller centred on a stolen truffle pig, but with a sober tone that showcases the Oscar winner of yore.

Rose: A Love Story

Rose: A Love Story

This unsettling chamber piece, while wearing the skin of a horror, is at heart a considered meditation on selflessness, loyalty and chronic illness.