Best of MIFF


Loveless – image via


So here are my best of lists for MIFF 2017. I’ve grouped them so you can get a better idea of the kind of movies they are.


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My top three dramas

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) – UK, Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Glory (2016) – Bulgaria, Dir. Kristina Grozeva, Peter Valchanov
Only the Brave (1994) – Australia, Dir. Ana Kokkinos


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Best stories about women

My Happy Family (2017) – Georgia, Dir. Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross
April’s Daughter (2017) – Mexico, Dir. Michel Franco
Insyriated (2017) – Belgium, Dir. Philippe van Leeuw
In the Fade (2017) – Germany, Dir. Fatih Akin
Let the Sunshine In (2017) – France, Dir. Claire Denis
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) – Indonesia, Dir. Mouly Surya


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Best documentaries

The Song Keepers (2017) – Australia, Dir. Naina Sen
Faces Places (Visages, Villages) (2017) – France, Dir. Agnès Varda, JR


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Most delightful comedies

That’s Not Me (2017) – Australia, Dir. Gregory Erdstein
Ali’s Wedding (2017) – Australia, Dir. Jeffrey Walker
The Party (2017) – UK, Dir. Sally Potter
Starstruck (1982) – Australia, Dir. Gillian Armstrong


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Most beautiful

24 Frames (2017) – Iran, Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
Loveless (2017) – Russia, Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev

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