Aug 212012
 

After a busy first day in Melbourne, I had an even busier 2nd day lined up. Firstly a mission for some tasty brunch, and then 4 films and the closing night party. After the jump check out Part 2 of my Melbourne diary, including my thoughts on Undefeated, Ruby Sparks, and The Suicide Shop. 

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Aug 212012
 

 

miff2012

I have just returned from Melbourne where I attended my first ever Melbourne International Film Festival. While I only managed to see 8 films, I also did some sightseeing, ate a heap of great food, and most importantly met lots of fantastic film-loving people. After the jump is part 1 of my “Melbourne Diary” – thoughts on the films, the city, and just a holiday diary of sorts. This is a little different than what I usually post, but I thought it would be fun to document the trip.

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Jul 112012
 

MIFF2012

Australia’s biggest annual film event, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has launched it’s 61st programme, with an amazing array of films ranging from home-grown Australian gems, to Cannes award winners.

From the official website:

The Melbourne International Film Festival launched its 61st program last night, announcing P.J. Hogan’s Mental will close the Festival on Saturday 18 August.

“How wonderful that we are able to book-end the 2012 MIFF with what will surely be two of the biggest Australian films of the year, in The Sapphires and Mental. Featuring an incredible ensemble cast, P.J. Hogan’s new film is as outrageously fun as it is smart and moving,” said Artistic Director Michelle Carey

After the jump, check out more details on the films and tickets.

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