Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019

MQFF is in its twenty-ninth year, expanding upon the world’s oldest and largest exhibition of queer films. The festival’s growth is includes the diversification of exhibition spaces, including new partnerships with Village Cinema’s Jam Factory as well as ongoing collaborations with Cinema Nova and ACMI. Through this expansion, the festival coordinators aim to bring theseContinue reading “Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019”

MIFF 2018: Sorry Angel

Sorry Angel is the latest film by French auteur filmmaker Christophe Honoré (Dans Paris, Love Songs). The film headlined at Melbourne’s International Film Festival having premiered at Cannes, inevitably making its way around the globe to various other festivals this year. The film is a love story set in France during 1993, as the visibilityContinue reading “MIFF 2018: Sorry Angel”

MIFF 2018: Damsel

A part of the Melbourne International Film Festival’s official 2018 selection, Damsel is a tender ode to frontier films which places their traditional archetypes and tropes central to its particular satire. The film is the latest from the Zellner brothers whose 2014 film Kumiko was also shown at MIFF, further emphasising the festival’s eye forContinue reading “MIFF 2018: Damsel”

The Dancer (La Danseuse): In search of femininity

The Dancer is a French biographical drama written and directed by newcomer Stéphanie Di Giusto. The film recounts the artistic life of modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (Soko) and her journey into the dance world of 19th Century Paris. The Dancer was presented at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival and is being featured duringContinue reading “The Dancer (La Danseuse): In search of femininity”