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Philippa Hawker

Philippa Hawker reviews and writes on film and the arts for The Age and Fairfax Media. She is a former editor of Cinema Papers, and is working on a study of the screen life of Jean-Pierre Léaud.


Twitter handle: @philippics

City I call home: Melbourne

Area of cinema I am most passionate about: I can’t reduce this to a single category.

A film that changed me: Chris Marker’s La Jetée, because I saw it in the first year of high school and it made me realise that cinema can do anything.

MIFF film I’m most looking forward to: Out 1, because I’ve been wanting to see it for decades.

I’m looking forward to Critics Campus because: it’s a chance to share thoughts and experiences with people who write about film.

Cinema excites me because: there’s always something to discover in every viewing experience.