Tuesday, July 10, 2007

MIFF wish list

OK, what's your MIFF gotta-see flick? I'm keen to see Inland Empire and book a ticket for the missus (I have a full pass, and don't need to book anything for myself). As I posted earlier this evening, I'll have the session times half a day before they're widely available. Post your 'must-see' film that you're keen to book for, and I'll post the session times on Thursday evening when I get back from the MIFF guide launch.


trent said...

The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier)
The Man From London (Bela Tarr)
Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine)
Snow Angels (David Gordon Green)
Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

I haven't even organised anything about heading down--I just plan on buying a ticket for Mister Lonely and hoping that those other films screen a day before and a day after cuz I doubt I will be able to stay very long. Once I know when it's screening and I have my ticket it will set everything else in motion and it will all come together. So yes, those are the five films I place at the top in alphabetical order, and I wish you well on your 2 and a half weeks of cinematic pleasure (you bastard;).

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

Fay Grim
Tuya's Marriage
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
The Ballad of Narayama (you try finding it on DVD)
Savage Grace
You, the Living

What's this Guide launch evening? Is it invite-only or can can passers-by and plebs attend?

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

And I just read "Time" is indeed the Kim Ki-duk movie, it was worth keeping them fingers crossed!

Marina said...

This is excellent. Gives me a chance to pick up on a few great films should keep an eye on.

BTW, I love the Google calendar. Excellent.

Paul Martin said...

Trent, lucky bastard? I don't know, maybe. I've never done this before and I don't know if I will. It's a bit like a kid in a candy shop, but I don't want to overdo it. Just because I can see 8 films in a day doesn't mean I will. I'm planning to see 2-3 films a day. Even at that rate, after 19 days, I reckon it could be overload.

In the past, I've seen people scurrying from venue to venue trying to get 5-6 or more films in a day, and I don't see the point. Even though the venues are all close to each other (unlike SFF), I'm also planning not to do the scurry, but stick to one venue whenever possible.

It's all unknown territory for me at this stage. Let me know when you're coming, Trent. We'll have to catch up.

Goran, it's invite-only.

Matt Riviera said...

What I'm most looking forward to:
1) The Man From London (Bela Tarr)
2) The Bubble (Eytan Fox)
3) Out of the Blue (Robert Srakies)
4) Savage Grace (Tom Kalin)
5) Mourning Forest (Naomi Kawase)
6) Snow Angels (David Gordon Green)

Top recommendations from the stuff I've seen:
1) Brand Upon the Brain!
2) A Few Days in September
3) I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
4) Syndromes and a Century
5) Still Life
6) Corroborree

I might post about this later...

Hope to run into some of you there!


Ziggy said...

As long as I get to see Inland Empire, ill be happy. Been waiting soooooooooooo long to see it

trent said...

Exactly Paul, we've discussed this before, I'm sure. There was a guy at SFF who challenged himself to death by film festival, seeing a total of 50 films and Twittering about them (I remember he walked out of Inland Empire). It's utter bullshit and I felt other people were doing it too, I guess it's better than going to work although if I had that much time off I would rather keep the time to myself for thought. The key is to be selective, as you are. Having that pass means you could watch a movie a day, if the schedule turns out so, which is probably more than I could bear, however it is preferable to seeing 2 or more movies a day.

Yes, we shall catch up.

marty said...

During MIFF. I watch at least one every weeknight after work (sometimes two but the film would have to be good) and then on the weekends I watch around four a day. The film I am looking forward to the most is Bela Tarr's The Man From London. I have been a huge Tarr fan since seeing Satantango on DVD recently and it is one of my top three films of all time. Simply beautiful film and must for any serious film buff.

Marty said...

Oh, and Inland Empire, of course!

par3182 said...

Night (Lawrence Johnston)?

Paul Martin said...

Trent, I'm not committing myself to seeing films every day. It all depends on what's on. I might break it up with some non-film events, like seminars, etc. Or a day at home. We'll see. Too much film is not a good thing, because good film takes time to digest. However, if there's two films I really want to see and they're back to back, well, that's a burden one can't refuse. It's all about the programming.

Marty, I think I've done 3 in a day before, but it's pretty full on. I haven't see any Tarr, but will definitely see his latest so I can see what he's on about. I'm prepared to be disappointed with Inland Empire. But as I've discussed with Trent on that other forum, if you appreciate a person's body of work, even the 'disappointments' have a different context. I posted yesterday that I received David Lynch's The Air is on Fire from Amazon. I think this book would only be of interest to serious Lynch fans or those interested in contemporary art. For others, it's probably a case of 'what the...?'.

Par3182, are you aware Night has a cinema release? I don't have the date with me now, but I saw it yesterday. I think it's in September.

Paul Martin said...

I've added the release date for Night in the calendar (2/10/07).

Anonymous said...

I guess, being Jewish I would love to see the Israeli films. Please no political stuff, film friends. I am new to Melbourne. I did see Shine all those years ago at the MIFF.