Films by Section

Autumn Premieres

Bolshoi Babylon

Nick Read, Mark Franchetti

Russia’s world-famous Bolshoi Ballet weathers the fallout from the notorious 2013 acid attack on its artistic director. Brit filmmakers Nick Read and Mark Franchetti gain remarkable access.

Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words

Jag är Ingrid

Stig Björkman

Actress Ingrid Bergman shines in this compendium of her letters, movie clips, visits with family members, and – best of all – lots of beautiful home movies, mostly shot by the star herself.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Amy Berg

An admiring, perceptive, richly researched and performance-studded celebration of 60s icon and white soul singer supreme, Janis Joplin, beautifully crafted by Amy Berg (West of Memphis).

Putuparri and the Rainmakers

Nicole Ma

An emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert. The film spans 20 years in the life of Tom "Putuparri" Lawford as he navigates the chasm between his Western upbringing and the need to keep his traditional culture alive.

Tickled

David Farrier, Dylan Reeve

An online invitation to a tickling contest proves a portal to the dark side for Kiwi journalist David Farrier and director Dylan Reeve in their alarming, so-bizarre-you-could-not-make-it-up doco.

Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore

In his sunniest most upbeat film yet, the activist/director of Fahrenheit 911 and Bowling for Columbine mounts a comic assault on the good citizens of several of the world’s most liberal social welfare states.

The Witch

Robert Eggers

A Puritan family in 1630 New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession in this superbly crafted immersion in period horror from first-time writer/director Robert Eggers.