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The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported debut feature from Melbourne's Cairnes brothers was winning awards before it was even made. ... When three young suburbanites head off to a music festival in the country, a car breakdown is all they need. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of local organic ... Read more
A film student stumbles into the lair of a righteous serial killer in this chilling adaptation of a best-selling novel by Patrick Senécal. ... When film student Ian (played by Marc-André Grondin, star of C.R.A.Z.Y., MIFF 06) takes a tumble on his bike and goes knocking on a door of a ... Read more
Strap yourself in for a jacked-up, smack-down thrill ride, in this pitch-perfect tongue-in-cheek ode to the Blaxploitation movies of the 70s. ... ‘The Man' has been busy increasing his stranglehold over the ghetto, flooding the streets with drugs and booze. But when he murders the brother of ... Read more
"A darkly comic send-up of revenge movies." – Hollywood Reporter ... Dwight is a vagrant living in the empty beach houses of the wealthy when he gets word that a man from his past is being released from prison. Instantly, Dwight springs into action, and puts himself on a path of bloody ... Read more
They wait. They hunt. They feed. ... In the Dakotas of the old west a family goes missing, and the only clues left behind are mysterious holes in the ground. A posse is rounded up and the men set out to find the Indians they assume are responsible - but it gradually becomes apparent that something ... Read more
“Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's mesmerizing first feature recalls the bitingly literate social commentary of Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka… with a little Terry Gilliam (circa Brazil) thrown in for good measure.” - Smells Like Screen Spirit ... In a dystopian future that frowns ... Read more
"Playing like the mutant offspring of Harold Pinter and Quentin Tarantino, yet fueled by its own distinctive strain of darkly comic misanthropy [Cheap Thrills is] capable of eliciting gasps of shock and awe from an audience." – Variety ... Craig is already suffering financial woes when ... Read more
Ein Zwei Die! ... When eight medical students head off to a cabin in the Norwegian wilderness they plan to spend their time relaxing, drinking, having fun and doing what young students do. But after a dire warning from a local crackpot, a familiar stage is set for horror to be inflicted upon ... Read more
“If The Sopranos had been cooked up by Mike Leigh instead of David Chase, the result might resemble Down Terrace.” - Cinematical ... This black suburban comedy from director Ben Wheatley slickly marries family drama to crime-flick to produce a cross-genre gem. ... Father-and-son gangster duo ... Read more
Spiralling property prices push a woman over the edge, in this blood-spattered black comedy. ... An aspiring yuppie wants to forget her impoverished childhood and secure the home of her dreams. After suffering one hurdle too many, this seemingly placid young lady hits her breaking point ... Read more
“A masterpiece of industrialised Armageddon chic enlivened by a touch of Cronenbergian corporeality… Imagine a Guinness advert designed by HR Giger and shot by Terry Gilliam and you're not even close.” - Channel 4This astonishing and immersive visual experience is a dark spin on the ... Read more
“Trash horror cinema to the max.” - Variety ... Renowned for the personification of Brazil's most famous horror icon, the evil undertaker ‘Coffin Joe', filmmaker José Mojica Marins rounds off his controversial trilogy with a ready-made cult classic. ... First there was At Midnight I'll Take ... Read more
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness. ... In 17th-century England, a group of deserters flees a raging battle through the English countryside. They are soon caught by a man who insists they help him uncover a treasure buried in the middle of a field. As they feast on wild mushrooms, the group ... Read more
“I wrote a movie about asking people to be nice where we kill a whole bunch of people.” - Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait ... Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (World's Greatest Dad, MIFF 10) propagates his blackly comic style of social commentary in a film that takes aim at the many ... Read more
"You and me are goin' on a car-ride to hell... and you're riding shotgun!" ... At the end of the line in a crime-ridden city, a hobo is looking for a fresh start. What he finds is an urban hell run by a murderous crime lord and his psychopathic sons. There's only one way to clean up the city: with ... Read more
If John Waters is the Pope of Trash, the infamous Divine was Mother Superior of Drag. ... Harris Glenn Milstead grew up in conservative Baltimore a bullied tubby kid. But as Divine he became a queer icon, a midnight movie heroine, an unlikely pop star, and one of the filthiest people to ever live ... Read more
"Joyously heterodox in its method, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mélange of sci-fi, black comedy, and action, with disquieting body-horror sight gags that at times recall David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch." – Slate ... Slacker Dave heads to a restaurant to tell his impossible ... Read more
Ben Wheatley follows up his deft debut Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) with a cross-genre gem that starts as a sedate suburban drama before driving off the rails completely. ... Jay is having a tough time - his marriage is on the verge of breakdown, and he hasn't worked for months. So when his old friend ... Read more
A totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck murder story. ... Killer Joe may mark director William Friedkin's (The French Connection, The Exorcist) return to filmmaking after a five-year absence (last seen with Bug, MIFF 07), however it's the calculating performance from Matthew McConaughey that ... Read more
The creator of Otto; Or, Up with Dead People (MIFF 08) extends his adventures in cinema's most unmarketable sub-genre - gay zombie porn. ... Zombies don't often come as fully-ripped as porn star François Sagat - except in Bruce LaBruce's L.A. Zombie. Our anti-hero is convinced he's an alien ... Read more
Takashi Miike – Japan's undisputed master of mayhem – makes his triumphant return to the blood-strewn savagery that made his name. ... In an unassuming Japanese high school, young, good-looking Mr Hasumi is everything a teacher should be: popular with staff and students; kind ... Read more
"Meticulously acted, gorgeously shot and hilariously insightful about the strange, inarticulable ways people can get on one another's nerves, this psychological thriller takes its premise to surprising, darkly comic extremes." – Variety ... When Alicia (Juno Temple, from Killer Joe, MIFF ... Read more
“A sadistic art-house bloodbath.” - Hollywood Reporter ... A remake of William Lustig's notorious 1980 hit of the same name, this version of Maniac is adapted by screenwriter and producer (with Lustig) Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, MIFF 04) and stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) ... Read more
“One of the most extreme pictures ever made.” - Total Film ... Filmmaker Pascal Laugier (Saint Ange) pushes at ‘acceptable' standards with sadistic violence in this dissection of a young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child. ... One of the ... Read more
Deliverance meets Memento. ... Local filmmaker Richard Gray takes a sharp stylistic turn from his debut character drama, Summer Coda (MIFF 10), with a smart möbius strip of a thriller that twists and turns in many fascinating directions. ... Bound for a remote vacation, a group of young friends ... Read more
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