Other highlights include the Palme d'Or winner, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Hours (Cristian Mungiu, Romania), Grand Prix winner, Mourning Forest (Naomi Kawase, Japan), Breath (Kim Ki-duk, Korea), The Man From London (Bela Tarr, France/Germany/Hungary/UK, in Hungarian) and others.
The press release is below and will probably appear on the MIFF website some time during the day. The full MIFF program will be announced on 20 June.
MIFF runs from 25 July to 12 August 2007.
DIRECT FROM CANNES
MELBOURNE, Wednesday 13, June 2007 – The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is excited to announce the inclusion of several key titles that premiered at the this year’s Cannes Film Festival. "We pride ourselves on bringing
Winner of the prestigious Palm d’Or prize, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Hours (
Also in MIFF that screened in competition at Cannes and winner of the Grand Prix is Naomi Kawase’s Mourning Forest, a stirring Japanese film about death and grief; Alexandra (Russia) - Alexander Sokurov’s subtly political film featuring a performance of monumental depth by opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya. The film is about Alexandra (Vishnevskaya), who visits her grandson at his base camp where she discovers a whole new world and a path to communicate with the local residents. MIFF veteran Kim Ki-duk returns to the festival with his new film Breath (
From the Director’s Fortnight, MIFF will screen Anton Corbijn’s Control (UK), the much anticipated feature film about the life and death of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band, Joy Division; and Zoo (USA), Robinson Devor’s documentary that investigates an incident that occurred in the US in 2005, which uncovered a secret community of zoophiles – or ‘zoos’. Tom Kalin’s Savage Grace (
From Un Certain Regard, MIFF will be screening Yang Li’s
Volker Schlondorff’s (The Tin Drum, Palme d’Or winner 1979) Ulzhan (France) screened as a Special Screening (Out of Competition) at
Andrey Nekrasov's Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case (
Screening Out of Competition and screening in MIFF is Michael Winterbottom’s A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie as the wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl.
The BigPond MIFF shorts programme will include Mark Albiston’s Run (NZ), which received a special mention; Grzegorz Jonkajtys’ animated
Full details of the program will be released on Wednesday June 20th.