IFF Bangla

Bangla

Twenty-two-year-old Bengali-Italian man Phaim (Phaim Bhuiyan) lives a life according to boundaries. He doesn’t dare cross the hipsters that threaten to gentrify his neighbourhood, nor does he engage with the elderly folk...
AAR Downtown Abbey movie

Downton Abbey

The big screen film adaptation of Downton Abbey is deluxe in every way. The much-loved TV series followed the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. The film being ...
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

From bowl cuts to liking ‘that’ boy band (you know the one), it is easy to look back on childhood and wonder ‘what on earth was I thinking’. And while many adults would be ashamed to admit they share the same interests f...
Another Country

Another Country

I had expected to emerge from the cinema ready for some verbal activism on behalf of the afflicted Indigenous community shown on screen. I understand and despise cultural oppression and dispossession of a beloved land. I...
MIFF19 Pavlo Lehenkyi stars as Emerson in A Family

A Family

The saying goes that you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. Yet if you were to go by the events in 2019 Australian-by-the-way-of-Ukraine dark-comedy A Family, you might just be able to hire ...
MIFF-Below

Below

A detention centre dark-comedy featuring the star of Australian cinema Anthony LaPaglia, Maziar Lahooti’s directorial film debut, Below, offers a confronting examination on Australia’s refugee policy. Below follows a gro...
Frida Kahlo

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

This historical documentary about this extraordinary woman will forever remain fresh and relevant. Originally released in 2005, it is rich with poignant images and interviews providing some insight into this enigmatic wo...