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Viewing films where section is Australian Films
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Araatika: Rise Up!

Araatika: Rise Up!

For Indigenous Australian rugby league players, a pre-game ‘unity dance’ is an important step towards celebrating their cultures and combating entrenched racism.

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Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

From Zimbabwe to South Africa and onto France, four refugees with a passion for wine dream big and defy expectations in this feel-good film of Olympic proportions.
Chef Antonio's Recipes for Revolution

Chef Antonio's Recipes for Revolution

This uplifting feast of a film goes behind the scenes of an Italian hotel-restaurant staffed by youngsters living with Down syndrome.

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Dry Winter

Dry Winter

Director Kyle Davis

A hypnotic portrait of a young couple surviving life in an off-the-beaten-track, opportunity-starved outback town.

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Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers

The drift of twentysomething life comes under the lens in this celebrated Aussie slacker satire.

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Geeta

Geeta

This true story of an acid attack survivor’s fight to alter her daughter’s destiny is an inspiring and heartwarming call-to-action.

Hating Peter Tatchell

Hating Peter Tatchell

Presented by Sir Ian McKellen and co–executive-produced by Elton John, this unflinching portrait reveals a human rights activist at once revered and notorious.

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Ithaka

Ithaka

The campaign to free Julian Assange takes on intimate dimensions in this documentary portrait of an elderly man’s fight to save his son.

Little Tornadoes

Little Tornadoes

Co-written by Christos Tsiolkas, this period drama depicts a newly-single father’s efforts to weather the turbulence of change – in his life and in the world around him.

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

In a near-future Melbourne defined by state corruption and constant surveillance, a group of small-time activists hatches a plan to commit a “victimless atrocity”.

Off Country

Off Country

Indigenous teenagers navigate exams, social dramas and maintaining meaningful connections to home while at boarding school.

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Palazzo di Cozzo

Palazzo di Cozzo

Melbourne’s iconic baroque homewares mogul, Franco Cozzo, is the subject of this delightful portrait that offers insights into furniture, family and the migrant experience.

Paper City

Paper City

Three elderly survivors of the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo fight against bureaucracy and indifference to ensure that the event and its victims are not forgotten.

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River

River

From mountain high to river deep, director Jennifer Peedom follows her 2017 MIFF hit Mountain with a stunning new cine-sonic journey along the world’s waterways.

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Streamline

Streamline

Co-executive-produced by Ian Thorpe, this sports drama centres on a teenager fighting to stay afloat in the world of competitive swimming – and in his family life.

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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?