MIFF 2012: Melbourne Film Festival Unveils Post-Cannes Line-Up

The Taste of Money

MIFF 2012 Campaign ArtAlthough the massive success of Sydney Film Festival 2012 was perhaps attributable to the number of Sundance and Cannes films on the program, this hasn’t deterred the 61st Melbourne International Film Festival from claiming over 30 Cannes films for their 2012 line-up.

In a press release today, they announced that they will be screening winners Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Angels’ Share and Holy Motors, along with fan favourites Moonrise Kingdom and On The Road. Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, which won an actor nod for Mads Mikkelson, has also been picked up by the prestigious festival.

Other highlights include Takashi Miike’s For Love’s Sake (which joins the already announced Ace Attorney), and an impressive array of Asian cinema, including Hong Sang-soo’s Another Country, Soo Im-Sang’s The Taste of Money and  SFF Official Competition film The King of Pigs. Japan’s 11:25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate is screening, along with Abbas Kiarostami’s French-Japanese co-production Like Someone In Love.

Previously announced films include the opening night The Sapphires, almost 30 First Glance titles and the 12 films in the Next Gen program. On 11 July, members can start buying tickets from the full program, announced on 13 July.

A full list of Cannes titles at MIFF 2012 is below.

7 Days in HavanaFrance | SpainLaurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro
11:25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own FateJapanKoji Wakamatsu
AmourFrance | Germany | AustriaMichael Haneke
The Angels' ShareUK | France | Belgium | ItalyKen Loach
Another CountryKoreaHong Sang-soo
Beasts of the Southern WildUSBenh Zeitlin
Beyond The HillsRomaniaCristian Mungiu
BrokenUKRufus Norris
Ernest & CelestineFranceStéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
For Love’s SakeJapanTakashi Miike
Gangs of Wasseypur; Part 1 and Part 2IndiaAnurag Kashyap
Holy MotorsFranceLeos Carax
The HuntDenmarkThomas Vinterberg
In the FogGermany | Netherlands | Belarus | Russia | LatviaSergei Loznitsa
Journal de FranceFranceRaymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret
The King of PigsKoreaYeon Sang-ho
Le Grand SoirFrance | BelgiumGustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine
Like Someone in LoveFrance | JapanAbbas Kiarostami
ManiacFrance | USFranck Khalfoun
Miss LovelyIndiaAshim Ahluwalia
Method to the Madness of Jerry LewisUSGregg Barson
Moonrise KingdomUSWes Anderson
NoChilePablo Larraín
On The RoadUSWalter Salles
Our ChildrenBelgiumJoachim Lafosse
Paradise: LoveAustriaUllrich Seidl
The PirogueFrance | Senegal | GermanyMoussa Toure
A Respectable FamilyIranMassoud Bakhshi
Room 237USRodney Ascher
SightseersUKBen Wheatley
The Suicide ShopFrance | Canada | BelgiumPatrice Leconte
The Taste of MoneyKoreaIm-Sang Soo
The Wild OnesArgentinaAlejandro Fadel