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MIFF programme – reconsidered

July 15, 2008

One of the reasons I enjoy the film festival so much is the experience of seeing films “fresh”.  It’s rare to see a film these days without having had expectations shaped by advertising campaigns and the opinions of critics (both respected and reviled).  The festival programme notes are brief.  Each film is given a space of about five by ten centimetres for the film title, the country of origin, a small still from the film and a brief, written description.  Each year, there are films I have heard about from other sources, however I like making my choice based on this brief guide.

So I’m, well, miffed that so many selections in this year’s festival have been around for so long – and are so mainstream – that they are already available to buy through Amazon.

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  1. July 30, 2008 5:34 pm

    annoying, yes. paul martin actually has an interesting tally running over at melbs film blog: http://melbfilmblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/miff-2008-films-with-release.html

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