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Our 2021 MIFF Films

03 August 2021

Still of Mia Wasikowska from Bergman Island directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

See some of our films at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

We’re so excited to bring Bergman Island fresh from the 2021 Cannes Film Festival competition to MIFF and 2021 Tribeca Winner The Kids. Including the World Premiere of the Australian feature Streamline, and two MIFF Premiere Fund-supported documentaries. Learn more about our films below.

In response to the evolving COVID environment, MIFF has rescheduled all cinema screenings from 5–15 August to 13–22 August.

Bergman Island
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
A couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth) retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the Summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films.

Official Selection at 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Bergman Island will have its Australian Premiere at MIFF.

Director: Tyson Wade Johnston
A prodigious 15-year-old swimmer with the world at his feet self-destructs after his father is released from prison. Inside of the pool, he lives a life of rigorous perfectionism, and outside of it, his existence is lonely and hollow.

Streamline will have its World Premiere at MIFF and be in Australian cinemas from 2 September.

The Kids
Director: Eddie Martin
This documentary revisits the original cast from Larry Clark’s notorious indie cult classic Kids. United by skateboarding, they cultivated a family and built a unique lifestyle.

Winner at 2021 Tribeca Festival. The Kids will have its Australian Premiere at MIFF.

Directors: Alec Morgan & Tiriki Onus
The true story of the first Aboriginal filmmaker William Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri man from Victoria, a truly heroic cultural and political figure. A compelling tale using archival footage, animations, photographs, re-enactments, and interviews.

Ablaze is a MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film.

Hating Peter Tatchell
Director: Christopher Amos
From Executive Producers Elton John and David Furnish, Hating Peter Tatchell is the powerful and inspiring true story of the controversial human rights campaigner whose provocative acts of civil disobedience rocked the British establishment.

Hating Peter Tatchell is a MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film.