A quick guide to MIFF 2016

Here’s a quick ‘at-a-glance’ guide to this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). You can see the full program here.

We’ve shared our top picks for book lovers, compiled a list of family-friendly films, and you can also find out which films our staff are planning to see here.


Most buzzed about

We recommend: High-Rise
Runner up: Gimme Danger


Feel good film

We recommend: Toni Erdmann
Runner up: Slack Bay


Psychological thriller

We recommend: The Handmaiden
Runner up: Personal Shopper


Book-to-film adaptation

We recommend: Joe Cinque’s Consolation
Runner up: Find our picks for book lovers here


Contemporary Australian feature

We recommend: Bad Girl
Runner up: Down Under


Weird families

We recommend: The Family
Runner up: The Family Fang


Seeking refuge

We recommend: Sonita
Runner up: Fire at Sea


The body on film

We recommend: Destination Arnold
Runner up: Contemporary Color


Music on film

We recommend: Miss Sharon Jones!
Runner up: The Man from Mo’Wax


Endurance test

We recommend: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (8 hours long)
Runner up: Happy Hour (5 hours long)


Australian classic

We recommend: Proof
Runner up: Innocence


Retrospective highlight

We recommend: The Nutty Professor
Runner up: Smithereens


Horror comedy

We recommend: The Lure
Runner up: Men & Chicken


Harrowing and important

We recommend: Audrie and Daisy
Runner up: Servant or Slave


Tech geek

We recommend: Zero Days
Runner up: VR Noir: A Day Before the Night


Weird and wonderful

We recommend: Tickled
Runner up: Chevalier


MIFF runs from 28 July to 14 August and you can find the full program here.

Joe Cinque's Consolation

Joe Cinque’s Consolation

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