MIFF Schools 2020 Program
Japan (2019, dir. Renpei Tsukamoto, 106 mins)
Language: Japanese, with English subtitles
Dig in to this delicious drama about a mother who sabotages her moody daughter’s lunch to try and mend their fraught relationship.
Mexico, USA (2019, dir. Samuel Kishi Leopo, 95 mins)
Language: Spanish, English and Cantonese, with English subtitles
In this moving drama about family and displacement, which won the Berlinale’s Generation KPlus Grand Prix for Best Film, two young boys dream of Disneyland from within their tiny apartment.
Marona's Fantastic Tale
France, Romania (2019, dir. Anca Damian, 92 mins)
Language: French, with English subtitles
This gloriously imaginative fable isn’t just about a dog’s life – it’s a profound meditation on life itself.
Italy (2019, dir. Nunzia De Stefano, 86 mins)
Language: Italian, with English subtitles
A young girl raised in the container parks of Naples yearns for freedom in this social-realist coming-of-ager that won the Venice Film Festival’s Lizzani Award.
China (2019, dir. Ji Zhao and Amp Wong, 99 mins)
Language: Mandarin, with English subtitles
This spectacular animated adaptation of a Chinese folk legend follows a snake hunter who falls for a beautiful woman who also just happens to be a giant snake demon.