The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is back for its seventh year in both a physical and online form for 2022.
Online screenings will take place throughout July (1st-31st), while in-cinema screenings run from the 21st of July until the 31st at Cinema Nova. There’s also much more going on throughout July, including an Open Mic, a conversation with Penelope Spheeris, Masterclasses and more which you can find out about here.
I reviewed five of the documentaries from last year’s festival, and there was plenty of variety on what you could check out, and this year looks no different. There are plenty of Australian documentaries alongside international stuff, ranging from pop culture to immigration and even virtual reality documentaries.
Here are the top ten documentaries I’m most interested in checking out from the online portion festival.
Daniel Day-Lewis: The Hollywood Genius
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the greatest actors of all time, and being the only actor ever to win three Best Actor awards at the Academy Awards backs up that statement. This short documentary focuses on the man himself and the methodology behind his acting, something I think any cinema fan would be interested in watching. Lewis is retired after only a handful of films (compared to most actors), so he is something of an enigma.