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MIFF '11 Reviews: 'The Day He Arrives,' 'Sleeping Sickness' & 'HERE'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 13, 2011 1:06 AM
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More reviews from the recent Melbourne International Film Festival.

MIFF '11 Reviews: 'The Forgiveness Of Blood,' 'Toomelah' & 'Majority'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 8, 2011 11:00 AM
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More, somewhat belated reviews from the Melbourne International Film Festival. Firstly, a return from director Joshua Marston who burst onto the scene with his 2004 drug-mule drama "Maria Full Of Grace" and went missing, other than a few television credits. A whole seven years later, Marston unveils "The Forgiveness Of Blood," a unique spin on a family drama genre which explores the phenomena of blood feuds in rural Albania. After an argument over a blocked path through one family's property leads to a violent confrontation the details of which audiences are kept in the dark about, a stalemate is set in place between the two families as per a 15th century legal code called the Kanun.
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MIFF '11 Reviews: 'A Separation,' 'Norwegian Wood' & 'Knuckle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 1, 2011 10:28 AM
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It's that time of year once again: the Melbourne International Film Festival has hit town and, as ever, we're right amongst it. For a change, we'll endeavour to focus on films not extensively covered on the site before, possibly with a general recap later on. One of the early highlights of the festival (which runs between July 21st and August 7th) so far has been Asghar Farhadi's "Nader & Simin, A Separation," which took home the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

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