MIFF Wrap Up

17 days of film goodness is now over. Despite seeing 7 films this year, which is more than I have seen before at MIFF, I wish I could have seen more. But of the films I did see the highlights were Miranda July’s THE FUTURE and the two doco’s PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES and THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX.

Writer/Director/Star Miranda July in THE FUTURE

If I had the chance – and extra time specifically – I would have seen these babies at a minimum:

THE TURIN HORSE (although not too bummed after the catastrophic screening that accompanied it)

MELANCHOLIA

LE HARVE

JANE EYRE (this will be easy to catch in release though)

SUBMARINE

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

TINY FURNITURE (had tickets but had to work. GRRR! )

NATURAL SELECTION

MICHAEL

I AM ELEVEN

LIFE IN MOVEMENT

BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD

HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

TABLOID

EXPORTING RAYMOND

BEN LEE: CATCH MY DISEASE

SWELL SEASON

TROUBADOURS

 

And it would have been great to catch these revival screenings:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

THE KING OF COMEDY

 

So, until next year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, this is me, signing off!

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