Miff 2012: The Dark Side of Cinema

The internet is buzzing right now with thoughts on the 61st Melbourne International Film Festival (Miff), one of the biggest and oldest film festivals in the world. Many thought provoking and hype-fused articles have surfaced with the official public availability of the festival guides highlighting personal favorites and breaking up the selections per Miff-customized categories. thought I would turn my hand to something a bit different, instead highlighting all the truly dark, deprived and damn depressing titles on offer, as there seems to be quite a few alongside the bigger art-blockbusters and whimsical Euro-centric fare. Click the title of each for more information.A Simple LifeThis is a humane film from Hong Kong and celebrated director Ann Hui that grimly looks at ageing and death, made more heartbreaking by the fact that...
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