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MIFF Drops Sci-Fi Program Details

Tuesday 30 May 2017

MIFF Drops Sci-Fi Program Details

This 2017, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will be trailing an unfamiliar path, fusing science fiction's high and low art works. In line with this, the festival will be showcasing many of the genre's most groundbreaking, seminal yet inventive and entertaining films in a massive Sci-Fi Retrospective.

Four of these hard-to-find, visually spectacular works that have made it to this year's program include Karel Zeman’s uniquely poetic steampunk delight 'Invention for Destruction', Jindrich Polak’s little-known but far-reaching masterpiece 'Ikarie XB-1', Elio Petri’s wild slice of kitschy 60s sci-spy eye-candy 'The 10th Victim' starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress and Joseph Losey’s 1963 Hammer production 'These are the Damned', now regarded as one of UK's greatest sci-fi films of all time. The full Sci-Fi Retrospective program will be dropped on Tuesday 11 July at the Festival launch.

Apart from Sci-Fi Retrospective, MIFF also presents two major highlights—Sci-Fi Marathon at the Astor Theatre and a special screening of René Laloux’s mesmerising '70s landmark Hear My Eyes – Fantastic Planet happening at the Comedy Theatre. Tickets for both events are on-sale now!

This year's Melbourne International Film Festival runs from 3 August to 20 August.