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Accelerator Shorts 1

Accelerator Shorts 1

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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Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Revisit selected Australian titles from the MIFF 68½ Shorts program, featuring work by filmmakers participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021.
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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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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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Best Sellers

Best Sellers

Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza match wits – and red pens – as a cranky author and peppy publisher in this rollicking literary comedy.

Big

Big

The film that made Tom Hanks a genuine star is now roughly the same age as its grown-up lead was, yet it remains equally as innocent and charming.

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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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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Misogynist or champion of women? This expansive portrait of a controversial fashion icon captures both light and shade.

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Hopper/Welles

Hopper/Welles

Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles meet for a free-ranging conversation on everything from politics and sex to the cinema itself in this unmissable slice of film history.
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The Human Voice

The Human Voice

Tilda Swinton sets the screen ablaze in Pedro Almodóvar’s expressionistic, dangerously dramatic English-language debut.

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International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm

Director Ken Russell

Ken Russell’s wild mash-up of Anglo-Saxon folklore and Bram Stoker’s final novel pits a baby-faced Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi against a vampiric snake goddess.

Language Lessons

Language Lessons

Co-writers Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales depict a modern-age bond in this touching SXSW Audience Award–winning film, told entirely across screens.

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MIFF Centrepiece Gala - Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

MIFF Centrepiece Gala - Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The “Black Woodstock” of 1969, which was filmed but never seen, finally makes it to the big screen in this Sundance US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.

MIFF Closing Night - Language Lessons

MIFF Closing Night - Language Lessons

Co-writers Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales depict a modern-age bond in this touching SXSW Audience Award–winning film, told entirely across screens.

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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

An unsettling, melancholic portrait of what fame did to the talented young star of Death in Venice.

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Nezunoban

Nezunoban

Michael Beets depicts an elderly woman enacting the titular Japanese death ritual for her husband.

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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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Not a Wallflower

Not a Wallflower

An uplifting, flower shop–set meet-cute between an apprentice florist and the customer of his dreams.

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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.

Paper Birds

Paper Birds

A short-sighted boy uncovers family secrets in an intricate, Tim Burton–esque world.

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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.

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

An intimate portrait of the life and death of beloved globe-trotting television presenter Anthony Bourdain from the Oscar-winning director of 20 Feet from Stardom.

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Sisters With Transistors

Sisters With Transistors

Director Lisa Rovner

Laurie Anderson narrates the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.

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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.

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The “Black Woodstock” of 1969, which was filmed but never seen, finally makes it to the big screen in this Sundance US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.

We Are the Thousand

We Are the Thousand

How do you get the world’s biggest rock band to play in your hometown? Become the world’s biggest rock band.

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You and Me, Before and After

You and Me, Before and After

Yael Stone and Emily Barclay star as frenemy sisters in this sibling dramedy by Madeleine Gottlieb.

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Zola

Zola

An infamous tweetstorm about a wild, pole-dancing Florida road trip has become one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year.