MIFF and me: waiting for the 2022 fest is agony and ecstasy

MIFF's 70th anniversary marks its first time back in cinemas in three long years, which is both exciting and a little nerve-wracking.

When the nights get long and dark, and the cold seems to sink into the city’s bones, you know it’s about time for the 70th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) (4–22 August). All of a sudden, the impossible thought of venturing out into the wilds unwinds, allowing palpable excitement to spill out at the thought of queuing on windblown streets. Just so you can grab good seats to the latest masterpiece imported straight from Cannes or the buzziest hit fresh out of Hollywood. And then all of a sudden, it wasn’t.

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