Your winter is about to get a whole lot warmer with the sizzling hot line-up at the 64th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has on offer. Kicking off on Thursday 30 July and running until Sunday 16 August, MIFF includes 370 films; 28 being world premieres and 163 are Australian premieres!
“Where do I start?” you may ask. Have no fear, World Movies is here.
We’ve pulled together some of our personal favourites from this year’s line-up and because we are just THAT nice, we also have 10 double passes to giveaway!
(Patrick Brice | USA – 2015)
With an impressive cast consisting of Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling and Jason Schwartzman we think this movie is best summed up by these two reviews after it was screened at Sundance earlier in the year:
“Might just be the best American sex comedy since Paul Mazursky’s Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice. Jumps from extreme silliness to unbridled outrageousness to a truth most dramas do not achieve.” – Huffington Post
“An unpredictably weird and delightful sex comedy, The Overnight has a sly take on contemporary coupledom.” – New York Post
Louder than Bombs
(Joachim Trier | Denmark, France, Norway – 2015)
Continuing Joachim Trier’s tradition of literary, multilayered narratives, Louder Than Bombs adopts a non-linear approach to present a subtle psychological drama about a family’s tragic inability to connect.
Holding the Man
(Neil Armfield | Australia – 2015)
Directed by Neil Armfield and produced by Kylie Du Fresne, this much-anticipated adaptation stars a brilliant Ryan Corr as Timothy Conigrave and an equally memorable Craig Stott as John Caleo. Adapted for the screen by Tommy Murphy – whose stage version wowed audiences from Sydney to London – it is every bit as moving, witty and inspirational as its source material.
(Jason Lei Howden | New Zealand – 2015)
Visual effects powerhouse Jason Lei Howden (The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Prometheus) makes his feature directorial debut with this splatter-ridden horror/comedy. It’s an unforgettable tribute to the detuned malevolence of heavy metal and the gleeful gore of Peter Jackson’s early work.
(Grant Scicluna | Australia – 2015)
A tale of redemption and reconciliation, Downriver is the haunting and confronting feature debut from award-winning MIFF Accelerator alumnus, writer/director Grant Scicluna. The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Downriver walks in the footsteps of films such as The Boys and heralds the emergence of an exciting new voice in Australian filmmaking.
(Yorgos Lanthimos | UK – 2015)
Winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, the new film and English-language debut from the wonderfully idiosyncratic mind of director Yorgos Lanthimos is a deadpan absurdist satire of modern romance that could only have come from the Greek auteur.
To celebrate the 64th Melbourne International Film Festival, we have 10 double passes to the Festival to giveaway. For your chance to win simply complete the form below and tell us in 25 words or less which film you’re most excited about in this year’s line-up and why?
Competition closes Monday 27 July at 10am.
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