Jul 082013
 

a field in england

With over 300 films screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, navigating the programme and narrowing down which films to see is a hard task. Never fear! The team here at An Online Universe – Ben Buckingham, Chris Elena and myself (Sam McCosh), have each picked 5 films we think are must-sees at the festival. To say that is a varied mix of films and genres would be a gross understatement. Check our 15 recommendations out after the jump.

 

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Jul 052013
 

miff2013

The full 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival programme is now live! 

The festival opens with the Australian première of  Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’ s I’m So Excited!, and closes with All is Lost, JC Chandor’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Margin Call.

More than 300 films will screen across the 17 day festival, in strands as varied as Accent on Asia,  Backebeat and International Panorama. New strands this year include Defying the Times: Activism on Film; a program of films from North Korea, rarely seen in the West; a program of new Arabic filmic voices; and the new wave of US cinema in States of Play: American Independents. The festival’s retrospective this year is Italian Giallo.

Be sure to check back here early next week for our picks for the must-see films to playing at this year’s festival.

 

View the schedule for the festival, which runs 25 July -11 August, and book tickets at www.miff.com.au