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Viewing films where tagged Romance
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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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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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Alba

Alba

An aspiring Peruvian performer must decide whether she’s dancing for others or for herself.

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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home.
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Are You Still Watching?

Are You Still Watching?

Zoe Terakes voices a sex-crazed twentysomething in this lurid fever dream of queerness in lockdown.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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Bandar Band

Bandar Band

Amid Iran’s widespread 2019 floods, three young musicians set out for a career-making gig in Tehran. But as the water rises, their chances of making it on time diminish.

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Beautiful They

Beautiful They

A chance meeting paves the way for a deeper connection.

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Call History

Call History

Claudie seeks advice from an old flame as a new love is born from the embers.

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Don't Forget to Go Home

Don't Forget to Go Home

Two Fijian-Indian sisters escape their cousin’s wedding to get high on disobedience and drugs.

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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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Freshman Year

Freshman Year

This Gen Z Before Sunrise finds tender romance in youthful self-discovery.

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Gaza Mon Amour

Gaza Mon Amour

Palestine’s entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar is an offbeat Gaza-set romance that finds an unlikely hero in an older man determined to live his fullest life.
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The Girl and the Spider

The Girl and the Spider

An intricate psychological ode to simmering emotion amid unfettered separation anxiety, which took home two Encounters awards at the Berlinale.

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Glen

Glen

Divorced, lonely and inept with the web, a 50-year-old man decides to try his hand at finding love online – with spectacularly catastrophic results.

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The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

The bold directorial debut of Portrait of a Lady on Fire actor Luàna Bajrami is a luminously kinetic depiction of teenage ennui and troublemaking.

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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.
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Love Songs for Tough Guys

Love Songs for Tough Guys

Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.

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Ninjababy

Ninjababy

A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.

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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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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Love and reality go under the scalpel in this story of obsession on the streets of Budapest.

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The Story of Lee Ping

The Story of Lee Ping

Jillian Nguyen and Mark Coles Smith star as a Chinese erotic dancer and an Aboriginal farmhand in this 1920s period drama.

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Undine

Undine

Christian Petzold’s reimagining of an ancient myth will pull you in with its shadowy undertow.

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Une Belle Journée

Une Belle Journée

A French couple travelling by campervan around Australia discover their relationship is at a crossroads.

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

This Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner is a romantic, Kafkaesque fable full of poignant whimsy and playful imagery.

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The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World

Joachim Trier’s latest – winner of Best Actress at Cannes – is an elegant, playful character study about a young woman’s existential crisis.