MIFF 2016: Melbourne International Film Festival adds 30 titles direct from Cannes


With the Sydney Film festival done and dusted for 2016, the Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 is getting ready to release its full program on 5 July. Ahead of that, they’ve announced 30 films that will be joining the screenings direct from Cannes International Film Festival this year. This is in addition to the First Glance titles already announced.

From high-profile award winners PERSONAL SHOPPER and GRADUATION (whose directors, Olivier Assayas and Cristian Mungiu respectively, shared the Best Director prize), to high-profile stars such as Adam Driver in Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON or Park Chan-wook’s erotic thriller THE HANDMAIDEN.

Some of the highlights include Hirokazu Kore-eda’s AFTER THE STORM, Nicolas Winding Refn’s incredibly stylish and divisive THE NEON DEMON, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s THE UNKNOWN GIRL and FIPRESCI Award winning TONI ERDMANNAQUARIUS, which recently won the Sydney Film Festival Official Competition, will also be playing.

Full titles are as follows, with links to our reviews and coverage where available:

  • AFTER THE STORM – Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan (2016)
  • ALBUM – Dir. Mehmet Can Mertoglu France Turkey Romania (2016)
  • APPRENTICE –  Dir. Boo Junfeng France Germany Qatar Singapore Hong Kong (2016)
  • BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS (90 mins) Dir. Eran Kolirin Israel (2016)
  • CAPTAIN FANTASTIC – Dir. Matt Ross USA (2016)
  • CLASH – Dir. Mohamed Diab France Germany Egypt (2016)
  • DIAMOND ISLAND – Dir. Davy Chou France Germany Thailand Qatar Cambodia (2016)
  • ELLE (130 mins) Dir. Paul Verhoeven France Germany Belgium (2016)
  • GIMME DANGER – Dir. Jim Jarmusch USA (2016)
  • GRADUATION – Dir. Cristian Mungiu France Belgium Romania (2016)
  • HARMONIUM – Dir. Kôji Fukada France Japan (2016)
  • JULIETA – Dir. Pedro Almódovar Spain (2016)
  • MERCENARY – Dir. Sacha Wolff France (2016)
  • MIMOSAS – Dir. Olivier Laxe France Spain Qatar Morocco (2016)
  • MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE – Dir. Claude Barras France Switzerland (2016)
  • PATERSON – Dir. Jim Jarmusch USA (2016)
  • PERSONAL SHOPPER – Dir: Olivier Assayas France (2016)
  • SIERANEVADA – Dir. Cristi Puiu France Romania (2016)
  • SLACK BAY – Dir. Bruno Dumont France Germany (2016)
  • STAYING VERTICAL – Dir. Alain Guiraudie France (2016)
  • THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV – Dir. Albert Serra France Portugal Spain (2016)
  • THE HANDMAIDEN – Dir. Park Chan-wook South Korea (2016)
  • THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI (92 mins) Dir. Juho Kuosmanen Finland (2016)
  • THE NEON DEMON – Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn France USA Denmark (2016)
  • THE RED TURTLE – Dir. Michael Dudok de Wit France Japan (2016)
  • THE SALESMAN – Dir. Asghar Farhadi France Iran (2016)
  • THE UNKNOWN GIRL – Dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne France Belgium (2016)
  • TONI ERDMANN – Dir. Maren Ade Germany Austria Romania (2015)
  • TRAIN TO BUSAN – Dir. Yeon Sang-ho South Korea (2016)

MIFF Members and media will see the full program on Tuesday 5 July and tickets opening for sale to the general public on Friday 8 July via miff.com.au