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Films Screened In 2013

Three friends and two catastrophes collide in this playful, stylish outing from one of the vanguard of fresh new Gallic filmmaking. ... Best friends Arman and Benjamin are thirty-something, single and going nowhere. When Arman is mugged it turns out to be a blessing as it brings Amélie into ... Read more
"One of 2013's most thrillingly virtuoso filmmaking achievements." – Hollywood Reporter ... The closing night film of the 2013 Cannes Critics' Week is actually three films in one: a triptych exploring 3D and its evolution in the world of cinema, with one film each from Peter Greenaway ... Read more
"Possesses energy, passion … cataloguing the financial crimes, police misconduct, economic disparity and constitutional crises of the past several years makes for an emotional experience." – Variety ... In the late summer of 2011, a social uprising started in Zuccotti Park, near ... Read more
Exhilarating shorts by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow's hottest directors today. ... All Accelerator directors are guests of the festival. ... Read more
Exhilarating shorts by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow's hottest directors today. ... All Accelerator directors are guests of the festival. ... Read more
"Powerful, surreal and frightening … unprecedented in the history of cinema." – Werner Herzog ... In this bizarre and unsettling film, Joshua Oppenheimer presents a chilling picture of a land where mass murderers are celebrated on TV talk shows as heroes. It sounds like a fiction ... Read more
Aim High in Creation! is a revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late dear leader, Kim Jong-il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart: the making of a film-within-a-film, based on the rules of his manifesto The Cinema and Directing. ... Fearing that a gas mine is ... Read more
"A lively and somewhat self-effacing portrait of an artist whose work is anything but forgettable." – Hollywood Reporter ... Award-winning filmmaker Marcel Ophüls returns after 18 years with an irreverent, charming journey through a life lived in film – from growing up as ... Read more
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a wholly engrossing and impressive piece of work that the movie world will be talking about all year long." - The Playlist ... Outlaw couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) find their crime spree at an abrupt end when they surrender after ... Read more
"As close to pure existential cinema as American filmmaking is likely to get these days … All is Lost [is an] emotionally resonant one-man showcase for Robert Redford." - Variety ... The talk of Cannes, JC Chandor’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Margin Call sees Robert Redford ... Read more
"An unquestionably eye-opening, deeply human, strikingly lensed look at an impoverished family whose rudimentary living conditions are a sharp riposte to the illusion of China's economic boom." - Variety ... Three sisters, aged four, six and ten, live alone in a tiny village in Yunnan Province ... Read more
Winner of the Generation Kplus Crystal Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale, The Amber Amulet follows a young boy in a superhero costume whose mission is to make his sad neighbour happy again. ... D Matthew Moore P Lauren Edwards, Genevieve Hegney, Matthew Moore S Matthew Moore, Genevieve ... Read more
Diverse new animated shorts from around the world. ... Read more
Spain's first ever stop-motion feature is a haunting journey into Gothic folklore. ... Convict Ramón escapes from prison and heads towards a remote village in search of loot that was hidden years earlier. Disguising himself as a pilgrim, he is welcomed into the village. But when discovers ... Read more
Winner of the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. ... A hybrid of stylised animation and autobiographical documentary, Laurent Boileau and Jung's adaptation of the latter's graphic novel weaves memories and moods into a thoughtful meditation upon the adoptee ... Read more
"Between staged scenes of town folk caught in an existential torpor worthy of Pessoa, and strikingly lucid observational takes of the natural world and its attendant labour, with the constant persistence of a potentially vanishing landscape, Arraianos establishes a world at once mystic and ... Read more
"It started as a film about the making of an album, and it became a film about the most brutal and challenging conflict of our lives." – Jared Leto ... Popular rockers Thirty Seconds To Mars, led by Jared Leto (Fight Club, Requiem For a Dream), were platinum-sellers in 2008, but hadn't ... Read more
"Wonderfully captures nature's harsh beauty and provides a window into the colorful tumult of life in a part of Indonesia that's often overlooked." - Hollywood Reporter ... East Timorese refugees living in the dusty Indonesian border town of Atambua since the 1999 independence referendum ... Read more
"Taut, engrossing ... it's hard to imagine any audience remaining unmoved." – Hollywood Reporter ... Ali Suliman (Paradise Now, MIFF 2005) stars as Amin, a highly successful Palestinian surgeon happily living in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, his existence a symbol of life beyond the gruelling ... Read more
A collection of Australia's finest short films, including new works by MIFF Accelerator alumni. ... Read more
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. ... In the early 70s, three African-American brothers from Detroit formed a band that, despite its unforgettable name, was forgotten by music history. David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney's band, Death, predated the American punk ... Read more
"Denis is at the height of her powers ... unfaltering control, superb manipulation of mood and masterful use of music." - Hollywood Reporter ... When wealthy patriarch Jacques commits suicide in suspicious circumstances his family must come together to try to pick up the pieces - and to apportion ... Read more
"The best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." - Dr John ... A run-in with a jukebox in New Orleans was all director Lily Keber needed to know that James Booker was special. But who was he? Here she unveils an all-but-forgotten mad genius of jazz and blues piano ... Read more
Ben Whishaw stars as a young man walking a thin line between euphoria and hopelessness, whose compulsive and erratic dancing to music that only he can hear makes him both vulnerable and threatening. ... D/S Aneil Karia P Scott O'Donnell TD DCP 2013 ... Read more
Reality and fiction, re-enactment and archival footage, trivialities and the meaning of life in a media saturated world, being experienced by a new generation of moving-image consumers. ... D/P/S Johan Grimonprez WS Zapomatik TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
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