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Viewing films where section is Headliners
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Annette

Annette

Director Leos Carax

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Leos Carax’s bizarre, brazen musical – the Best Director–winning Cannes film on everyone’s lips.

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Bergman Island

Bergman Island

One of world cinema’s most famous locations becomes the backdrop for this intricate relationship drama by Mia Hansen-Løve.

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Dear Comrades!

Dear Comrades!

A Soviet official finds her loyalty to the regime tested when her daughter goes missing in the aftermath of a massacre.

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Flee

Flee

This award-winning, stylistically bold documentary tells the story of an Afghan refugee’s coming home – and coming out – via animation and archival footage.

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A Hero

A Hero

The new film from dual Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, which took home Cannes 2021’s Grand Prix, is a tale of redemption, veneration and modern morality.

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Memoria

Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with this hotly anticipated English-language collaboration with Tilda Swinton, which won the 2021 Cannes Jury Prize.

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New Order

New Order

Winner of the Silver Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, this shocking, dystopian thriller is an incendiary indictment of class, racism and power that speaks to our times.

Nitram

Nitram

A narrative depiction of the events leading up to one of the darkest chapters in modern Australian history from MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus director Justin Kurzel.

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No Sudden Move

No Sudden Move

Steven Soderbergh assembles the starriest of casts, headlined by Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro, for this explosive period crime caper.

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Petite Maman

Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma returns with a delicate tale of childhood and an intergenerational connection that crosses through time.

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Quo Vadis, Aida?

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Nominated for Best International Feature Film at this year’s Oscars, this extraordinary account of a 1995 Bosnian massacre is powerful, essential viewing.

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Three Floors

Three Floors

From Palme d’Or winner Nanni Moretti comes this highly anticipated new drama of disparate lives in an Italian apartment complex.

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Year of the Everlasting Storm

Year of the Everlasting Storm

Jafar Panahi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Laura Poitras and other global cinema heavyweights reflect on 2020 in this sweeping anthology film for the COVID age.