Although the massive success of Sydney Film Festival 2012 was perhaps attributable to the number of Sundance and Cannes films on the program, this hasn’t deterred the 61st Melbourne International Film Festival from claiming over 30 Cannes films for their 2012 line-up.
In a press release today, they announced that they will be screening winners Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Angels’ Share and Holy Motors, along with fan favourites Moonrise Kingdom and On The Road. Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, which won an actor nod for Mads Mikkelson, has also been picked up by the prestigious festival.
Other highlights include Takashi Miike’s For Love’s Sake (which joins the already announced Ace Attorney), and an impressive array of Asian cinema, including Hong Sang-soo’s Another Country, Soo Im-Sang’s The Taste of Money and SFF Official Competition film The King of Pigs. Japan’s 11:25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate is screening, along with Abbas Kiarostami’s French-Japanese co-production Like Someone In Love.
Previously announced films include the opening night The Sapphires, almost 30 First Glance titles and the 12 films in the Next Gen program. On 11 July, members can start buying tickets from the full program, announced on 13 July.
A full list of Cannes titles at MIFF 2012 is below.
|7 Days in Havana||France | Spain||Laurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro|
|11:25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate||Japan||Koji Wakamatsu|
|Amour||France | Germany | Austria||Michael Haneke|
|The Angels’ Share||UK | France | Belgium | Italy||Ken Loach|
|Another Country||Korea||Hong Sang-soo|
|Beasts of the Southern Wild||US||Benh Zeitlin|
|Beyond The Hills||Romania||Cristian Mungiu|
|Ernest & Celestine||France||Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner|
|For Love’s Sake||Japan||Takashi Miike|
|Gangs of Wasseypur; Part 1 and Part 2||India||Anurag Kashyap|
|Holy Motors||France||Leos Carax|
|The Hunt||Denmark||Thomas Vinterberg|
|In the Fog||Germany | Netherlands | Belarus | Russia | Latvia||Sergei Loznitsa|
|Journal de France||France||Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret|
|The King of Pigs||Korea||Yeon Sang-ho|
|Le Grand Soir||France | Belgium||Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine|
|Like Someone in Love||France | Japan||Abbas Kiarostami|
|Maniac||France | US||Franck Khalfoun|
|Miss Lovely||India||Ashim Ahluwalia|
|Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis||US||Gregg Barson|
|Moonrise Kingdom||US||Wes Anderson|
|On The Road||US||Walter Salles|
|Our Children||Belgium||Joachim Lafosse|
|Paradise: Love||Austria||Ullrich Seidl|
|The Pirogue||France | Senegal | Germany||Moussa Toure|
|A Respectable Family||Iran||Massoud Bakhshi|
|Room 237||US||Rodney Ascher|
|The Suicide Shop||France | Canada | Belgium||Patrice Leconte|
|The Taste of Money||Korea||Im-Sang Soo|
|The Wild Ones||Argentina||Alejandro Fadel|