A Sneak Peek at MIFF 2012

miff Want a sneak peak at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival Program?

Our friends at MIFF have released First Glance, which gives you an early look at some of the amazing docos, fiction features and shorts they’ve got for the festival this August.

MIFF has been setting the precedent for screening cutting edge contemporary cinema alongside retrospectives, tributes and Talking Pictures discussion programs since 1952. This year is no exception, with international festival award winners, Oscar winners and new (and old) films from favourite filmmakers and up-and-coming stars alike joining their Opening Night film, The Sapphires.

Amongst the line up emerging filmmakers join the likes of Werner Herzog with his documentary on American crime and punishment, Into the Abyss; the trademark whimsy of Wes Anderson with Moonrise Kingdom; Takashi Miike’s exhilarating video game adaptation, Ace Attourney; and Michael Haneke with his Cannes Palm d’Or winner, Amour.

Backbeat devotees will be pleased to hear Ice T’s star-studded exploration of hip hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap has been confirmed, as well as Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, a candid portrait of one of Australia’s most beloved singer–songwriters. Finally, LCD Soundsystem’s epic and farewell from the music scene is chronicled in Shut Up and Play the Hits.

The full program and tickets are released 13 July at miff.com.au. Readings is a proud Supporting Partner of the Melbourne International Film Festival.