The MIFF vision is nothing less than to "build an enlightened, engaged society through film". And under director Michelle Carey, this aim is always carried out as entertainingly as possible. The festival returns in 2017 with 31 movies already announced.
They include a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 masterpiece There Will Be Blood with the score performed live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead compiled the groundbreaking score from his own compositions as well as music by Arvo Pärt and Brahms. The film, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, is about the rise of a ruthless Texas oil man and is one of those rare movies where something astonishing happens in every scene.
There's also a lecture and concert by sound in cinema expert Michael Chion.
Check back here for more details as they're released.