Former Aussie Rules footballer and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes, will be the focus of the MIFF opening night documentary film The Australian Dream.
Tag: Australian Films
The 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival hits our shores soon and we’ve compiled a list of 7 standout films to check out during its run.
The Sapphires (2012) director Wayne Blair returns with his latest heartwarming rom-com Top End Wedding, starring Gwilym Lee and Miranda Tapsell.
When most people think of film, the first thing that will come to mind is Hollywood and American movies. With the rise of the internet in addition to more and more people searching for something outside of the traditional Hollywood recipe, there is a general craving for options from different cultures and countries.
Jane Harper’s popular mystery novel ‘The Dry’ is getting a film adaptation, with Eric Bana set to star in the lead role as Federal Agent Aaron Falk.
Tess Dobré talks with April Shepherd about all things Sugar Cube, Melbourne’s hospitality community and portraying strong female protagonists.
Sugar Cube follows James (Matt Marasco), a barista who is in love with his best friend Sarah (Tess Dobrè), despite feeling as if his love isn’t reciprocated.
Directed by Catherine Scott, the documentary film Backtrack Boys focuses on three youths walking a rocky road to juvenile detention until they cross paths with big-hearted jackaroo Bernie.
A new indie film from Melbourne, Sugar Cube, is set to be released on October 30th, with the film featuring a lot of familiar places and scenes for Melbournians.
This film was not what I expected it to be going into it, having read or seen little regarding the thing beforehand, and I have to say, much to the film’s credit. When I hear the words “Ghosthunter”, like many people, my mind immediately jumps to the American TV series; with all its silly camera tricks, night-vision-blair-witch-faces and set-up jump-scare fakery.
Adding to the list of light-hearted Australian films that have been released this year, Ladies In Black delivers a charming portrayal of life for a group of working women in suburban Australia in the late 1950’s.
Australian humour is one that foreigners often find difficult to relate to. However, being a true-blue Kiwi myself, I understand what it’s like to come from a country in which the jokes are understood by pretty much no one. Though there were a few AFL quips that went right over my head in The Merger, the film still had me in fits throughout.
The Merger is an upcoming Australian AFL-themed comedy film that sees a bunch of misfits come together to save a footy club and tackle ignorance in a small country town.
The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival returns in 2018, bringing with it plenty of top-notch Australian and international documentaries.