The Melbourne International Film Festival was Australia’s first international film festival and was founded in 1952. It is held from May to June every year for about two weeks and is one of the most influential international film festivals in the Southern Hemisphere.
The main purpose of the festival is to understand the film situation in countries around the world, to enhance the cooperation between Australian filmmakers and foreign filmmakers, and to contribute to the development of the country’s film industry. According to the regulations of the festival, Only short films can participate in the competition, and the feature film only as the appearance will be reflected. The Melbourne International Film Festival will showcase movies from all the world’s most famous film festivals, discover unknown movie treasures, or watch the famous short Film competitions works.
Each year, the Melbourne Film Festival screens a wide range of films from a wide range of films to celebrate the brilliant achievements of the film and to recognize filmmakers who have made artistic contributions to various fields in the film industry. The film festival will showcase about 300 films in 18 days, as well as present the latest trends in the Australian and international film industry, presenting a wide range of films, including feature films, short films, documentaries, cartoons, experimental films and multimedia films. Movies from around the world, these films are often fresh and controversial.
In this year’s MIFF, the film I watched is a Korea film called Burning. The film is based on the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s short story “Burning House” and combines the short story “burning horse shed” by American writer William Faulkner. It tells the story of three young people who have different experiences: after Zhong Xiu, Ben and Huimei met, they had a tangled love story between them.
The most impressed me is the theory of “hunger” mentioned by the female host at the beginning. There are two kinds of people, one who is hungry because of lack of food which is the literal hunger. And the other is spiritual hunger, a person who is hungry for the meaning of life. The spiritual world of the leading actress is poor and scarce, and the same is true for everyone in the movie, whether it ben or his friends. It’s just something different or missing. It feels like someone who has been in the dark for a long time, and when he sees a little light, he will chase after the light no matter what cost.
Between the existentialism and nihilism, people are wondering. The nude dance of Haimei in the evening glow, the surface is beautiful and free, but eventually disappears into the darkness. Haimei eventually began to cry. When people live, there is no meaning in the end. Who are we, where do we come from, and where is the meaning of existence? This constant ancient problem has no solution.
This movie is to create a dream, this dream linked to illusion and reality, linked to the existence and non-existence. Imagine that most people in history, billions of people, they existed, but no one remembered them. Even if it is remembered, there are a lot of misunderstandings and symbolization. So what exactly is there? This philosophical issue has its own views.