Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, DEPARTURES is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan’s cultural heritage. “Departures” follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left..."Departures"More
In 2009, MIFF was pleased to welcome an interview with His Excellency Mr Yerlan Abildayev, the Kazakhstan Ambassador to Canada, after the screening of “Tulpan”; and an interview with Paul Saltzman, director of “Prom Night in Mississippi”.
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In The Loop
Britain and America; friends and allies as far back as anyone can remember. Both the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees including US Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy, US Army General (James Gandolfini) and a floundering British Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). When Foster accidentally announces on national..."In The Loop"More
Prom Night in Mississippi
In 1997, Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. Charleston High School had its..."Prom Night in Mississippi"More
On the steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa lives in a yurt with his sister Samal, her husband Ondas, and their three children. Ondas is a herdsman, tough and strong. It’s dry, dusty, and windy; too many lambs are stillborn. Against this backdrop, Asa, a dreamer who’s slight of build and recently finished with a stint..."Tulpan"More