RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with Nicholas Maksymow

by GREG KING The 12th annual Russian Resurrection Film Festival is screening around the country from October. This year the festival celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII with a retrospective screening of 6 classic Russian war films. To find out more about the lineup of films Greg spoke to festival director Nicholas Maksymow. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roy Andersson Stars: Holger Anderson, Nisse Vestblom, Viktor Gyllenberg. This is Swedish director Roy Andersson's first film in seven years, but it comes with a hefty reputation and lots of critical acclaim, having won the Golden Lion at last year's Venice Film Festival. It concludes his so-called Living Trilogy which included Songs From The Second Floor and You The Living. Here Andersson examines the despair and horror of the human condition in droll and surreal fashion. The film mainly follows Sam and Jonathan, a pair of sad Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with festival director Malcolm Turner

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Animation Festival celebrates 100 years of animation in Australia. MIAF runs from June 21 - June 28, with lots of fantastic animation from around the world. There are lots of special guests and forums as well. It screens at ACMI, with discussions taking place at the State Library of Victoria, and several kids programs at the Library At The Docks. Greg speaks to MIAF director Malcolm Turner to learn more.…/a9bo7fvv7sr0luy/200528_002.MP3   Continue reading

JAZZ ON FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with Spiro Economopoulos

by GREG KING As part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, ACMI is holding a series of screenings as part of their annual Jazz On Film series. This year's screenings include the superb Whiplash. The screenings run from May 29 through to June 6 at ACMI. To find out more about the program, Greg spoke to the curator Spiro Economopoulos.…/hpp1dh0h3yv60tx/200503_001.MP3 REVIEWS. Last updated May 20, 2015 WHIPLASH. When it comes time for critics to compile their lists of the best films of 2014, chances are Whiplash will figure near Continue reading


by GREG KING Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community program. HRAFF selects its arts and film to engage and inform people on human rights issues. Now in its 8th year, The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screens at ACMI from May 7 through to May 21. The festival features a world class program of 31 award winning films, several Australian premieres, documentaries, short films, art works, panel Continue reading