Tag: Melbourne International Film Festival

What to see at Melbourne International Film Festival 2019

It’s that time of the year again when cinema lovers of Melbourne brave the arctic weather for a nice big glass of red wine and some truly excellent cinema. Running continuously since 1952, MIFF is the leading film festival in…

Scary Mother

MIFF 2018 Film Review: ‘Scary Mother’

Difficult to describe, a pleasure to watch. Sometimes, a movie requires patience. Watching Georgian director Anna Urushadze’s Scary Mother, I kept trying to pinpoint the film’s genre. I would think it was a drama about a stifling marriage, until it…

Transit

MIFF 2018 Film Review: ‘Transit’

Tells the stories that need to be told Storytelling plays a crucial role in Transit, a film about displacement during wartime, directed by Christian Petzold and adapted from Anna Segher’s novel. There’s a scene in which Georg (Franz Rogowski), a…

Leave No Trace

MIFF 2018 Film Review: ‘Leave No Trace’

The most intense bonds are often the most unstable The best movies tell only the stories they need to tell, with only the resources they need. Directed by Debra Granik, Leave No Trace is perfectly minimal. Based on Peter Rock’s…

Film review: ‘The Square’ at MIFF

Swedish film The Square is making its Australian debut at Melbourne’s most wonderful film festival, MIFF. After taking out the 2017 Cannes Palm d’Or, my fellow movie-watching crew and I had high hopes for filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s unusual and inventive…

Film review: ‘The Wound’ at MIFF

The Wound is the directorial debut from filmmaker John Trengove that has been receiving some hot debate about its controversial look at the clash of tradition and modernity in South Africa. On a chilly Melbourne evening we made our way…

Film review: ‘The Ornithologist’ at MIFF

Homoerotic, kinky bondage, and Catholic parables do not usually fit within the same sentence, that’s why we were so intrigued to see one of this year’s most unconventional films at MIFF – The Ornithologist. This Portuguese film from 2016 stars…

The Plus Ones’ guide to the best films of MIFF 2016

Celebrating 65 years of cinematic goodness, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) once again brought the goods with an enormous line-up of international and local films on show.  It’s a huge event on Australia’s cultural calendar and for cinema lovers, it’s a highlight…