Melbourne International Film Festival

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Together Together

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Friday August the 6th at 7:30pm

When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.

Together Together

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Friday August the 6th at 7:30pm

When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 7th at 4:30pm

Márta, a forty-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims they have never met before.

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 7th at 4:30pm

Márta, a forty-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims they have never met before.
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James & Isey

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 7th at 7:30pm,

Genuine New Zealand treasures Isey and James invite us into their lives in the week leading up to Isey's 100th birthday. A Northland celebration of life and aroha (love) like no other.

James & Isey

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 7th at 7:30pm,

Genuine New Zealand treasures Isey and James invite us into their lives in the week leading up to Isey's 100th birthday. A Northland celebration of life and aroha (love) like no other.
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Lone Wolf

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Sunday August the 8th at 4:30pm


It's not exactly what the Minister of Justice wants to be doing: watching an endless stream of video footage. But a former police officer is very insistent. Together, all this footage - from hidden cameras, phone taps, Skype sessions and security surveillance - can tell an interesting story. The focus here is on an obscure bookstore where a group of environmental activists are meeting in secret. Idealistic Winnie and her boyfriend Conrad want to disrupt the G20 but aren't aware that they are possibly being lured into a trap.

Lone Wolf

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Sunday August the 8th at 4:30pm


It's not exactly what the Minister of Justice wants to be doing: watching an endless stream of video footage. But a former police officer is very insistent. Together, all this footage - from hidden cameras, phone taps, Skype sessions and security surveillance - can tell an interesting story. The focus here is on an obscure bookstore where a group of environmental activists are meeting in secret. Idealistic Winnie and her boyfriend Conrad want to disrupt the G20 but aren't aware that they are possibly being lured into a trap.
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Nitram

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Friday August the 13th at 7:30pm

Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred.

Nitram

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Friday August the 13th at 7:30pm

Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred.
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Ablaze

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 14th at 4:30pm

Ablaze tells of Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri man from Victoria, a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his peopleʼs culture in the 1940s and ignited a civil rights movement that would, against enormous odds, change the course of history.
Through rare archival footage, state-of-the-art animation, vividly created digital motion graphics and eye-witness accounts, Ablazeis the compelling tale – part detective story, part contemporary opera – of how Bill and supporters brilliantly orchestrated their campaign for equality through performance, entertainment, film  and sheer audacity outsmarted mighty forces seeking to destroy Indigenous cultures, languages, and communities.
Ablaze is an enlightening film for today’s turbulent times.

Ablaze

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 14th at 4:30pm

Ablaze tells of Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri man from Victoria, a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his peopleʼs culture in the 1940s and ignited a civil rights movement that would, against enormous odds, change the course of history.
Through rare archival footage, state-of-the-art animation, vividly created digital motion graphics and eye-witness accounts, Ablazeis the compelling tale – part detective story, part contemporary opera – of how Bill and supporters brilliantly orchestrated their campaign for equality through performance, entertainment, film  and sheer audacity outsmarted mighty forces seeking to destroy Indigenous cultures, languages, and communities.
Ablaze is an enlightening film for today’s turbulent times.
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Little Tornadoes

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 14th at 7:30pm


Set in 1971 rural Australia, LITTLE TORNADOES explores family dynamics with an absence of women, and a father's need to cope with change as he raises two young children alone.

Little Tornadoes

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Saturday August the 14th at 7:30pm


Set in 1971 rural Australia, LITTLE TORNADOES explores family dynamics with an absence of women, and a father's need to cope with change as he raises two young children alone.
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Streamline

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Sunday August the 15th at 4:30pm


A 15-year-old swimming prodigy self-destructs after his father is released from jail.

Streamline

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Sunday August the 15th at 4:30pm


A 15-year-old swimming prodigy self-destructs after his father is released from jail.
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