MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
12th August 2020

The Melbourne International Film Festival is underway now - streaming more than 110 films spanning 44 shorts, 12 world premieres and 82 Australian premieres, the festival's expansive program features online talks, Q&As, activations and free film program with special surprise screenings, virtual events and performances set to be announced across the three-week Festival.

The SWITCH team have explored this year's virtual line-up - so take a look at our reviews of our top picks below, and check back throughout MIFF 2020 as we add new verdicts!

RELATEDWENDYVisually striking, narratively clunky
RELATEDCORPUS CHRISTIDreams, deceit and salvation
RELATEDFIRST COWA minimalist portrait of the American dream
RELATEDBOYS STATEA revelation on the power of politics and young minds
RELATEDSHIRLEYA hypnotic dreamscape of one of the greatest writers of all time
RELATEDSHIVA BABYA comedy of discomfort
RELATEDKUESSIPANComing of age story in an Innu community
RELATEDSERVANTSAn austere glimpse behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia
TRENDINGWIN SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHTAn astonishing real-life tale
TRENDINGPOCAHONTAS25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
TRENDINGPALM BEACHAussie dream cast, unwelcoming dinner party
TRENDINGTHE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORNControversial, unsettling and intelligent science-fiction
TRENDINGCOSMIC SINA film that delivers on the promise of its title
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