Melbourne International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Melbourne International Film Festival
SINCE: 1952
WHERE: Melbourne, Australia
WEBSITE: www.miff.com.au
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events.

Director Giuseppe Tornatore and Actor Geoffrey Rush Among Lineup of Guests for 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival

Director Giuseppe Tornatore and Actor Geoffrey Rush Among Lineup of Guests for 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival

Geoffrey Rush in The Best Offer

Academy Award winning Italian film director and screenwriter Giuseppe Tornatore and actor Geoffrey Rush are among the lineup of international and local guests expected to attend the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). Giuseppe Tornatore and Geoffrey Rush are set to visit Melbourne with the Italian film THE BEST OFFER. which stars MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush, Donald Sutherland, Jim Sturgess and newcomer Sylvie Hoeks in a mystery drama set in a high-society world of art deals and closed doors.

Melbourne International Film Festival Announces Complete 2013 Film Lineup

Melbourne International Film Festival Announces Complete 2013 Film Lineup

ALL IS LOST - JC ChandorALL IS LOST directed by JC Chandor, starring Robert Redford

The Melbourne International Film Festival announced the full list of films to screen at the upcoming festival scheduled to run from 25 July – 11 August, 2013. As announced earlier, the festival will open with Pedro Almodóvar’s I’M SO EXCITED!; and the festival will close with the Australian Premiere of ALL IS LOST – JC Chandor’s follow-up to the Oscar nominated Margin Call sees Robert Redford shine in his most physically demanding, powerful performance ever. This year the Festival is marking its halfway point with a special world premiere Centerpiece Gala screening of Tim Winton’s THE TURNING, a film adaptation of Tim Winton’s bestselling novel The Turning, which consists of 17 chapters – each featuring a different director and cast.

Pedro Almodóvar’s Hilarious New Comedy I’M SO EXCITED to Open Australia’s Melbourne Film Festival

Pedro Almodóvar’s Hilarious New Comedy I’M SO EXCITED to Open Australia’s Melbourne Film Festival

I’M SO EXCITED!

The 62nd Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will open with the Australian Premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s hilarious comedy, I’M SO EXCITED! (Los Amantes Pasajeros).

With cameo appearances by Penélope Cruz (Volver) and Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In), I’M SO EXCITED! features a top-notch cast of Spain, Mexico and Argentina’s finest acting talent, including previous Almodóvar collaborators Antonio de la Torre (Volver), Javier Cámara (Talk To Her, Bad Education) and Lola Dueñas (Volver, Talk To Her).  I’M SO EXCITED! opens in the US in late June 2013.