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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