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This new Australian documentary follows 12-year-old Dujuan Hoosan from Garrwa country to Geneva.
Daniel Radcliffe stars in the unispired Escape from Pretoria, which is more procedural than character-driven.
This new NITV documentary captures the power of Country.
New Australian film Wild Butterfly is a story of stigma and discrimination directed towards people who use drugs. And a reminder of what can happen when trauma and drug use are played for click bait.
A new film uses pastiche to explore the whimsical world of cartoonist Michael Leunig - but the man himself gives little away and the film skates over his curlier controversies.
Jojo’s allegiances in the film are split between an imagined friends and a real hideaway.
A Disney Hitler comedy by the director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople tests the line between funny and Führer.
Marianne Ihlen: she remains stuck in the role of the beautiful ingénue, the part-time lover, in Nick Broomfield’s documentary.
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Nick Broomfield's latest documentary explores the romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. But the film fails to confront the harder truths of the license taken by, and conceded to, creative men.
Finke desert racers travel at more than 160 kilometres an hour, risking life and limb.
A documentary about a high adrenaline outback adventure race, Finke: There & Back, provides spectacular aerial imagery and personal insights.
Anthony Hopkins (left) as Benedict and Jonathan Pryce as Francis in The Two Popes (2019).
The new Netflix film Two Popes focuses on the different outlooks of Popes Benedict and Francis.
Grant, one of the men interviewed in Happy Sad Man. Each of the five men the film focusses on is extremely articulate in describing his experiences with mental illness.
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This new optimistic and empathetic documentary from Genevieve Bailey looks at the mental health of five Australian men.
The Portal uses individual stories of meditative transformation to suggest a bigger change is possible.
A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
Geoffrey Tozer was a child prodigy who struggled as an adult after the loss of his mother Verna.
A new film examines the life and tragic death of a concert pianist once hailed as our nation's brightest prodigy - and a former PM's accusations of neglect by cultural leaders.
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The second feature from the creator of Brass Eye and Four Lions is a savage spoof on the FBI's counter-terrorism strategy.
Teresa Palmer, centre, as Michelle Payne in Ride Like a Girl.
This is a film about farmyards; single dads; a wedding; a funeral; horses - falling off them and getting back on - all leading to a fast climax and a no-nonsense denouement.
Phoenix Raei plays an Iranian refugee forced to join a fight club in a detention centre in the film Below.
Melbourne International Film Festival
In the film Below, a fight club is set up in a fictional, remote immigration detention centre. However the film’s shock tactics often feel manufactured, and risk exploiting the refugee crisis as mere backdrop.
Adam Goodes in The Australian Dream: in the film he talks of finding an identity in football and with The Sydney Swans.
Melbourne International Film Festival
A new film chronicling the impact of racism on Indigenous football star Adam Goodes is both a damning and hopeful portrait of contemporary Australia.
The French film School’s Out is a masterpiece.
Avenue B Productions, Canal+, OCS
A flawless French film, a Macedonian parable and a documentary following alt-right strategist Steve Bannon are three of the stand out films from this year's festival.
Aisling Franciosi in Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale: perhaps the most interesting aspect of the film is the controversy surrounding the violence it depicts.
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As revenge films go, Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale is watchable if uninspired. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the film is the controversy surrounding the violence it depicts.
Miranda Tapsell in Top End Wedding, a new Australian film about identity and belonging, directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).
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Romantic comedy meets road movie in Wayne Blair's much anticipated new film.
Milea (Vanesha Prescilla (left)) and Dilan (Iqbal Ramadhan) in a scene from Dilan 1991’s official trailer.
What makes the _Dilan_ series unique is that it provides Indonesia's young audiences, who were born in the 1990s, with a window on urban youth in Bandung during Soeharto's New Order regime.